CAST is pleased to announce that the former School of Hospitality and Service Management (HSM) has been renamed! The new school, comprised of two departments will now be known as The School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation (IHSI). In addition, new names have developed for the two departments resulting from the reorganization of HSM. They are as follows:

  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Nutrition Management (HTNM)
    HTNM will house the undergraduate programs in Hospitality and Service Management and Nutrition Management, and the graduate program in Hotel-Tourism. HTNM will be led by interim chair, Carol Whitlock, Ph.D., and will be remain in its current location, the fourth floor of the Eastman Building (#1).
  • Service Systems (DSS)
    DSS will house the graduate programs in Health Systems Administration, Service Leadership and Innovation, and Human Resources Development as well as associated undergraduate curricula. Linda Underhill, Ph.D., will lead DSS as interim chair and together with the DSS faculty and staff, has relocated offices and operations to the second floor of the Ross Building (#10).

CAST is celebrating achievement of industry accreditation for its MS in Facility Management housed in the Civil Engineering Technology/Environmental Management Safety department. Our program is the 15th Facility Management program to be accredited by the IFMA Foundation worldwide and most importantly, the first online FM program in North America!

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology/Packaging Science faculty member Daniel Goodwin, Ph.D., together with Dennis Young, School of Packaging, Michigan State University published Protective Packaging for Distribution, published by DEStech Publications, Inc. 439 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. Additionally, MMET/PS student Corey Mack was featured in multiple local and regional media stories showcasing his model for disaster relief homes. See the RIT Student Spotlight featuring Corey.

The Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly sponsored a workshop for undergraduate students from the Korean University of Technology and Education. The students participated in an intensive two-week Electronics and Manufacturing Systems Summer Internship program that combined workshops in electronics manufacturing, plastics processing and microelectronics with industry visits to local companies such as Eastman Kodak, SurmoTech Corp. and Infotonics Technology Center.