RIT names interim dean of Saunders College of Business

Jacqueline Mozrall will lead the college while national search for new dean is underway

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Jacqueline Mozrall

Jacqueline Mozrall has been named interim dean of Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Mozrall, who currently serves as professor and senior associate dean of RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, will assume her new responsibilities on July 1.

“Jacquie brings the right sense of values, experience and energy needed to lead the Saunders College through a leadership transition,” said RIT Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Jeremy Haefner. “She has demonstrated tremendous collaborative leadership, and her ability to engage businesses and industry in her work at the engineering college will be a terrific asset.”

Haefner said a national search for a permanent dean of Saunders College will begin immediately.

Mozrall is an RIT alumna, having received her Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the university in 1987, and holds a place in RIT’s athletics Hall of Fame for an outstanding career in soccer. She received a master’s degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Since 2003, Mozrall has served as a member of the executive management team for the award-winning Women in Engineering at RIT, has been actively engaged as program evaluator and training mentor for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and is currently serving on the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC/ABET).

“I am very appreciative to Provost Haefner for choosing me for this role, and I'm extremely excited for the opportunity to work with the outstanding students, faculty, staff and alumni of Saunders College,” Mozrall said. “I look forward to working in partnership with them to move ahead with the many great initiatives already underway at Saunders.”

Mozrall, a resident of Pittsford, takes the helm from dt ogilvie, who steps down as dean on June 30 to take on a new title as RIT’s Distinguished Professor of Urban Entrepreneurship and chair of the advisory board for RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship.

Note: Saunders College of Business is one of nine colleges at Rochester Institute of Technology and accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Enrolling more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Saunders College works in partnership with RIT’s entrepreneurial Venture Creations incubator and the Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship to integrate business education with RIT’s world-leading technical and creative programs. Saunders College offers seven undergraduate, three MS, two Executive MBA, and five MBA programs where students gain real-world business experiences in the classroom and through co-ops.