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The University Magazine

Five members named to Board of Trustees

Five business leaders have joined RIT’s Board of Trustees. They are:

Irene Taylor Brodsky, an Emmy and Peabody award-winning producer, director, writer and cinematographer whose documentaries have shown worldwide. Her most recent film, The Final Inch, was nominated for a 2009 Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.

Richard Kaplan, president and CEO of Pictometry International Corp., a visual information systems company headquartered in Rochester. He is the former president of Richland Industries Inc. and Max Pies Floor Coverings.

Roosevelt “Ted” Mercer Jr., vice president and director of intelligence at ITT Space Systems Division and a retired U.S. Air Force general. Mercer served as director of plans and policy for U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.

Lella Vignelli and Massimo Vignelli, chief executive officer of Vignelli Associates and president of Vignelli Designs. The Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT, opening in September, will house their archive and serve as a resource for students and scholars from around the world and provide space for the teaching of design (see page 5).

Susan Gawlowicz ’95