Inauguration Student Picnic
“It is a great honor and privilege to become the next president of what I believe to be a gem in higher education. I was drawn to RIT when I observed a diverse portfolio of academic programs, research with impact to solve global problems, and an ability to stay focused on the overall student experience. I am truly enamored with RIT’s ability to work at the intersection of technology, the arts and design, and how these core strengths will enable us to lead the nation if not the world.” - Dr. David C. Munson Jr.
Let’s give an official welcome to our President, Dr. David C. Munson Jr.! At yesterday’s Inauguration Student Picnic, our scholarly community was brought together to celebrate the essential values and vitality embedded within our university and life surrounding it.
If you didn’t already know, President Munson earned his BS Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1975, along with his MS and MA Degrees also in Electrical Engineering in 1977. To top it all off, he completed his academic career with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton as well in 1979. Munson became our 10th President here at RIT over the summer on July 1, 2017.
He has a plethora of experience in higher education, 38 years to be exact. His research and teaching interests lie within the field of signal and image processing, specifically focused on radar imaging and computer tomography at the present time. Pretty cool, right? President Munson is a key co-author of the Infinity Project; a textbook giving both students and instructors an authentic gateway to the expansive wonders of technology and how it relates to our everyday lives. His showcased expertise has served as an inspiring example for a debut into the world of engineering for students across the nation. Check out his full biography here: https://www.rit.edu/president/biography
President Munson is deeply invested in the higher education of students and giving us the tools that will help us shape the rest of our lives. We’re very excited to have him onboard with us as a knowledgeable and successful role model and leader, directing us to the fulfilling future that we as students and faculty of RIT look forward to.
Be sure to attend the Inauguration Ceremony today, September 28, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Gordon Field House, with a reception immediately following! A full list of events for the day of the Inauguration can be found here: https://www.rit.edu/president/inauguration/schedule
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