Vice President for Strategic Planning and Special Initiatives
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Katherine Mayberry was named Vice President for Strategic Planning and Special Initiatives at RIT in 2011. Mayberry had previously served as Vice President for Special Projects (2008-2011) and Vice President for Academic Affairs (2004-2008).
In her new position, Mayberry will undertake special projects assigned by the President that overlap one or more of the administrative divisions of the University. Such projects will include, among others, the creation of an effective space planning process for RIT that will allow decisions on facility construction and renovation to be made in a manner that reflects institutional priorities, and an open administration initiative aimed at ensuring that major administrative decisions are made with appropriate community input.
Mayberry is a leading national scholar in rhetorical argument and in women’s literature.
Mayberry has a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from the University of Rochester.