Larry Grundhauser ’78 inducted into CICU Hall of Distinction
Larry Grundhauser '78
Larry Grundhauser ’78 (photo management) is one of 19 individuals honored by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities this year.
The organization’s Alumni Hall of Distinction was created in 2000 to recognize New York’s independent sector graduates who make contributions to society through their careers and community involvement. This year, the commission recognized alumni who are actively serving in the United States military or are veterans.
Grundhauser, promoted to brigadier general in 2007, serves at the Pentagon as vice director for intelligence on the Joint Staff. His responsibilities include providing intelligence to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Defense.
He joined the Air Force in 1982 and his distinguished career has included numerous awards and honors. A profile of Grundhauser appeared in the winter 2007-08 issue of RIT: The University Magazine (www.rit.edu/magazine).
RIT graduates honored by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in previous years are:
- 2000: Daniel A. Carp ’73 (MBA), retired president and chief executive officer, Eastman Kodak Co., and chairman of the board of Delta Airlines;
- 2004: John L. D’Agati ’83 (food service administration), assistant vice president for innovation and strategic outreach, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany, State University of New York;
- 2005: Venkat Purushotham ’81 (printing management), president and Chief Executive Officer, NexPress Solutions Inc., Rochester;
- 2007: Emmanuel “Manny” Marcano Jr. ’82 (electrical engineering technology), president and CEO, EMA Design Automation Inc. , Rochester.
The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities represents the chief executives of New York’s 100-plus private, not-for-profit colleges and universities on issues of public policy.