Louis Alexander Jr., RIT’s first full-time athletics director, died Nov. 28, 2006, at his home in Florida. He was 77. Mr. Alexander served as director of athletics from 1959 to 1977 and retired from RIT in 1993, after a 38-year career that also included coaching basketball, baseball and working in alumni relations for the athletics department.
Don Bujnowski, professor emeritus, died Jan. 8, 2007. Mr. Bujnowski was a professor in the textile program in the School for American Crafts from 1961 to 1995.
Vincent Ortolani, who taught in the business studies department at NTID since 1982, died April 13.
Ralph H. Stearns, 83, of Pittsford, N.Y., died March 22, 2007, after a long illness. He served as associate professor of industrial engineering, vice president of the RIT Research Corporation, and council member of the RIT Athenaeum. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and went on to a long career in international business.