Provost’s Office Appoints New Director of University Studies

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Marty Burris

Marty Burris has been named director of University Studies, according to Chris Licata, interim senior associate provost.

A veteran member of the RIT community, Burris will provide overall leadership for University Studies, formerly known as the RIT Exploration Program, and will work closely with faculty, staff and professional advisors to provide a supportive environment for both undeclared students and internal transfers. The program provides students with the option to explore multiple majors at RIT and to identify a program that matches individual interest, preparation and career goals.

“These students will have an opportunity to explore these various personal and academic interests and goals, to later make the best choice about their education and, ultimately, their careers,” states Burris. “This will be accomplished through the help of talented professional academic and career advisors, and a well structured career assessment process.”

Most recently, Burris worked in the Development and Alumni Relations Division as a major gift officer for the College of Liberal Arts while also overseeing parents’ and family giving. Previously she worked in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business as assistant dean of student services and director of marketing.