Executive Assistant to the President
Barry Culhane has been with RIT since 1974. He served in the United States Army as a medic from 1969-1971.
For more than 20 years, Culhane has contributed his time to serving the Rochester community. He has played key leadership roles with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Corporation of Greater Rochester, the Al Sigl Center, Junior Achievement of Rochester, Upstate New York Multiple Sclerosis, the Rochester Rotary Club and numerous other organizations.
In 1995, he received the President of RIT's Award for Excellence and the Roger Robach Award for his work on the Vietnam Memorial.
A Rochester native, Culhane was elected into the Gates Chili High School Hall of Fame in 1997. He has been a judge in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade since 1998.
In 2001, he was elected to The Rochester Rotary Charitable Trust Board of Directors and The Executive Committee of the Al Sigl Board and was named the Multiple Sclerosis "Angel" of the year.
Culhane received the second Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award in 2004. Created by Alfred Davis, vice president emeritus, the award’s purpose is to recognize a current member of the faculty or staff who, through public service, mirrors the lives of the four presidents who have been outstanding professionals and caring members of the community.
Among other duties, Culhane chairs Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.