Janey Appointed RIT Minett Professor




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Clifford Janey, superintendent of the Rochester City School District, has been named the newest Frederick H. Minett Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology.

The part-time appointment runs until May. As Minett Professor, Janey will teach the course, "Leadership ChallengeŚWin, Win or Else: A 21st Century Mandate." The course is designed to prepare students who are providing leadership in public sector organizations on how to advance their own leadership for fundamental change and the implications associated with change. Upon completion of the course, students will know how to scan a workplace environment and determine strategically proper courses of action to effect change.

As superintendent, Janey oversees the pre-K through adult student population of 55,000. A native of Boston, he is a former reading teacher and elementary, middle and high school principal. He has also taught at the university level. Prior to assuming the superintendency in Rochester, he served in the Boston Public Schools as a district superintendent and chief academic officer.

He is also a member of the executive committee of the Council of Great City Schools, chairperson of the Rochester Business Education Alliance and a member of the boards of directors of the Rochester Museum and Science Center, Junior Achievement and Rochester Rotary.

The Minett professorship brings distinguished Rochester-area minority professionals to the RIT campus to share their knowledge and experience with students and faculty. Past Minett professors include Reuben Davis, retired Supreme Court associate justice; Maurice Holmes, corporate vice president and chief engineer for Xerox Corp.; Walter Cooper, New York state regent; William Johnson, Rochester mayor; and Carlos Carballada, president and chief executive officer of First National Bank of Rochester.