New dean of Saunders College named

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New E. Philip Saunders College of Business Dean dt ogilvie.

A Rutgers professor of business strategy and urban entrepreneurship is the new dean of the E. Philip Saunders College of Business.

Dean dt ogilvie, who does not capitalize her name, joined RIT Aug. 1. She is the founding director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development and founding director of the Scholars Training and Enrichment Program at Rutgers.

“She brings with her an extensive international academic reputation in strategic management, collaborative economic development and entrepreneurship,” RIT Provost Jeremy Haefner says.

She received her Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of Texas at Austin and also holds an executive MBA degree from Southern Methodist University. Her research is in the areas of creativity, design thinking, ingenuity, strategic decision-making, women’s leadership and entrepreneurship and economic development.

“I look forward to working with everyone to help Saunders enrich the educational experience of all of our students and reach its full potential and rightful reputation in the academic business community,” ogilvie says.

Ashok Rao, who joined RIT as Saunders dean in 2007, retired at the end of the academic year.