Philip R. Tyler ’65 (business administration) is RIT’s Outstanding Alumnus and Christine B. Whitman is Volunteer of the Year. The awards were presented at the Presidents’ Alumni Ball, part of the annual Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend.
Tyler is associate professor emeritus in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business. He joined the faculty in 1970 and retired in 2008. He served as director of the Center for Management Development from 1982-1986.
Whitman is chairman, CEO and president of Complemar Partners Inc. She also serves as the managing partner of CSW Equity Partners.
She began her volunteer relationship with RIT by serving on the advisory board for the Kate Gleason College of Engineering in the early 1990s. She joined the RIT Board of Trustees in 1997.
The Outstanding Alumni Award, established in 1952, is the highest honor the institute can bestow upon a graduate. The Volunteer of the Year award is presented to an individual who exhibits dedication to the RIT community.