A presidential visit

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A. Sue Weisler

Dominican Republic President Leonel Antonio Fernández Reyna toured campus and met with many Dominican students studying at RIT.

It’s not every day that a president visits a university. But in September 2007, the president of the Dominican Republic visited RIT to discuss wide-ranging partnerships.

The Dominican delegation included President Leonel Antonio Fernández Reyna; Eddie Martinez, minister of state; and Radhamés Mejía, executive vice rector, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), a major university in Santo Domingo.

The dignitaries toured The Wallace Center, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences and the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies. They also met with Dominican students.

“The collaboration with RIT provides opportunities to our students to have high quality education,” Fernández said at a news conference on campus. “We need to train our people at a high level to fully integrate into the international community.”

The relationship between the Dominican Republic and RIT has grown even more since that visit.