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Saunders College of Business History

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1910 The food administration and home economics programs are established.

1923 The retailing department is established.

1952 The College of Business acquires the McKechnie-Lunger School of Commerce.

1954 The Division of Business is established.

1960 Edwina Hogadone is named dean of the College of Business.

The College of Business is endowed.

The Division of Business, School of Retailing, and the School of Food Administration are combined into the School of Business Administration.

1968 RIT moves from downtown Rochester to its new campus in Henrietta.

1968 The Center for Management Study is founded.

1968 RIT’s MBA program is established.

1970 Jerry Young is named dean of the College of Business.

1972 Ed Johnson is named dean of the College of Business.

1977 J. Warren McClure establishes the J. Warren McClure Research Professorship in Marketing, the first endowed chair in the College of Business.

1979 The School of Food and Hotel Administration is moved to the College of Applied Science and Technology.

1979 The School of Retailing is merged into the Marketing program.

1979 Dale Gibson is named interim dean of the College of Business.

1980 Walter McCanna is named dean of the College of Business.

1982 The College of Business moves from the Eastman Building to the Lowenthal Building.

1988 The College of Business earns its AACSB Accreditation.

1990 The United States Business School in Prague is established.

1990 Richard Rosett is named dean of the College of Business.

1992-2001 The College of Business is awarded the USA Today Quality Award.

1993 The College of Business establishes the Executive MBA program.

1995 William Nowlin is named interim dean of the College of Business.

1997 Lynn Pankoff is named dean of the College of Business.

1998 Tom Hopkins is named dean of the College of Business.

1996, 2001-2003 The College of Business earns the U.S. News & World Report’s Top 50 Ranking.

2005 Wayne Morse is named interim dean of the College of Business.

2006 RIT renames the College of Business the E. Philip Saunders College of Business after a $13 million gift from E. Philip Saunders, a local businessman.

2007 Ashok Rao is named dean of the Saunders College.

2008 BusinessWeek ranks the Saunders College the 58th best undergraduate business program.

2012 Dr. dt ogilvie is named dean of the Saunders College.

2013 Saunders College of Business changes logos and name usage to omit "E. Philip".