You learn something new every day.
At least that’s been my experience in my new role as director of University News Services here at RIT. And I couldn’t be happier for it.
In my approximately three months on campus, I’ve met so many interesting (and incredibly friendly) students, faculty, administrators and fellow staffers. I’ve filled notebooks with information on the people and programs of the various colleges, and tried to read up on wide range of campus activities, in hopes that I’ll soon find time to join in some. I’ve even learned how to traverse campus from one end to the other without going outside too much, and where along the route to get a cup of coffee – actually, it’s usually an iced tea – and a cookie.
By way of introducing myself, I came to RIT via the world of journalism and public relations. I spent 25 years at the Democrat and Chronicle, as a reporter and editor, with my last job there as assistant managing editor for business news. From there, I spent more than six years as a vice president at the Rochester Business Alliance – the regional chamber of commerce – managing their marketing, communications and membership departments.
Here at RIT, I’m working with the talented staff of writers and editors at UNS to share the many exciting stories being generated here across a variety of media platforms – print, TV, radio, video, social media. We welcome story ideas, so if you have something to share, contact me at Ellen.Rosen@RIT.edu. I’m also on Twitter @Er_Rosen, so you can follow me there and I’ll return the favor.
It’s all part of the learning process. And believe me, there’s a lot to be learned here at RIT.