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The Eugene H. Fram Chair in Applied Critical Thinking was funded in 2011 by an anonymous RIT alumnus who donated $3 million to honor Fram.

Mission & Vision

RIT will support and grow applied critical thinking by:

  • engaging with the whole community
  • increasing faculty, staff and especially student capacity in ACT
  • contributing to our world through our responsible thinking and quality scholarship.


During his RIT professorial career, from 1957 to 2008, Fram was the J. Warren McClure Research Professor Marketing in the Saunders College, chaired its marketing department  and was director of its Center for Management Studies.  He received university awards for outstanding teaching and external communications.   At retirement, he received the RIT Presidential Medallion for Outstanding Service. 

Eugene H. Fram
Professor Emeritus