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The University Magazine

President Destler sports a new look

Destler's Dyed Hair
Fans and cheerleaders enjoyed the action.

In an effort to increase support for RIT’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, President Bill Destler issued a challenge to the campus community. He promised to dye his hair orange – if Clark Gym was filled for two games against Ithaca College on Jan. 19.

The men’s game was packed, but the women’s contest didn’t quite make it. As a compromise, Destler had three-fourths of his hair colored. His wife, Rebecca Johnson, opted for an orange wig (photo above).

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