Vice President for Strategic Planning and Special Initiatives
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Dr. Katherine Mayberry has been RIT’s vice president for Strategic Planning and Special Initiatives at RIT since 2011. Previously, she held the positions of vice president for Special Projects and vice president for Academic Affairs.
In her current role, Kit oversees the development, implementation, and ongoing review of RIT’s strategic planning process. In this capacity, she works closely with the Strategic Plan Committee of the trustees. She also designs and manages a partnership between RIT and a city charter high school made possible by a generous trustee gift. She co-chairs the President’s Commission on Women and is an active member of the Executive Advisory Board of RIT’s NSF ADVANCE Grant. As co-PI of RIT’s Ronald McNair grant, Dr. Mayberry serves on the grant advisory board and works closely with the McNair students.
A full professor in RIT’s department of English, Kit is a leading national scholar in rhetorical argument, the fiction of Toni Morrison, and Pre-Raphaelite poetry. She holds a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree from Smith College.
Her community service contributions include membership on the executive committee of the board of trustees of Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School and two terms on the board of Mercy School for Young Women.