New Dean Joins RIT's Business School in Czech Republic




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Rochester Institute of Technology’s business school in Prague welcomes a new leader. Jana Ryslinkova has been appointed dean of the U.S. Business School and will officially begin her new duties this week.

Ryslinkova replaces retiring Dean Vaclav Prosser, who held that position since the school started in 1990.

To mark the transition, a reception is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Prague at the residence of the United States ambassador. RIT’s College of Business Dean Tom Hopkins, who is also president and CEO of the U.S. Business School, will officially install Ryslinkova at that event.

Ryslinkova most recently served as executive director of the Euro-Czech Forum. Her career includes other leadership positions at various nonprofit organizations in the Czech Republic.

RIT has granted MBA degrees to more than 300 graduates of the U.S. Business School. Many members of the school’s alumni now hold senior management positions in the Czech Republic.