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RIT is soaring to new heights in stature, rigor, diversity, research and discovery, scholarly work and artistic expression. And, our RIT Tigers are shaping the future and improving our world through creativity and innovation at the intersection of technology, the arts, and design. See for yourself all the many amazing things happening here at RIT through the eyes of President Munson.
Join Us for a Tiger Tour Event in Your Region
RIT Alumni Chapters around the country are hosting receptions for Tiger alumni, parents, and friends to welcome Dr. David C. Munson, Jr. to the RIT family.
Dr. Munson became president of Rochester Institute of Technology on July 1, 2017. He believes RIT Tigers are shaping the future and improving the world through their creativity, innovation, and collaboration at the intersection of technology, the arts, and design. Dr. Munson’s vision is for RIT to seek preeminence in higher education and research at this unique intersection.
He will be joined by alumni from your region who are modeling Tiger exceptionalism in their careers and community lives.
Cities currently on the tour are listed below. As dates and locations are finalized, these cities will be open for registration. Watch your email for announcements of dates as they go live!
Hailing from all 50 states and 123 countries, RIT’s nearly 125,000 alumni are as diverse in their life and career paths as they are in geography. Counted among RIT’s alumni are industry leaders, entrepreneurs, human rights advocates, doctors, engineers, designers, CEOs, inventors, the list goes on and on. RIT alumni are RIT for Life. They are connected by a shared “orange and brown experience” no matter where their path after RIT has led them. RIT alumni are part of the fabric that is RIT and getting to know RIT also means getting to know the RIT alumni who helped shape the university through the years. Join President Munson as he meets some of these amazing alumni as part of our Tigers Talk podcast series with full written transcripts.
Rick Kittles '89, Ph.D.
College of Science
Dr. Munson sits down to chat with Rick Kittles '89, Ph.D. Dr. Kittles is a pioneer in the use of DNA testing to trace the ancestry of African Americans and is currently a professor and founding director of the Division of Health Equities within the Department of Population Sciences at City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases based in Duarte, California.
Anna Sweet '04
BS Computer Science
B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
RIT President Dr. David C. Munson, Jr. chats with Anna Sweet '04 during the San Jose stop on his Tiger Tour. Anna Sweet is an entrepreneur and innovator who is currently a business content and strategy executive for Caffeine, a live streaming platform for the gaming industry. Earlier this year, she founded Octave Nine, a tech consulting firm focused on augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality. During her career, Sweet has worked at Microsoft, MySpace, Valve Corporation, Facebook, and Oculus VR.
Donis Flagello '81, Ph.D.
BS Imaging Science
College of Science
RIT President Dr. David C. Munson, Jr. chats with Donis Flagello '81, Ph.D. during the San Francisco stop on his Tiger Tour. Dr. Donis Flagello is the CEO and COO of Nikon Research Corporation of America. He is a prominent member of the microlithography community, with over 30 years of experience in lithography modeling and problem solving, is the author of over 50 academic papers, and is listed as an inventor on two dozen patents related to lithographic technologies.
Jim Salzano '87
BS, Business Administration Accounting
Saunders College of Business
On the New England leg of his Tiger Tour, RIT President Dr. David C. Munson, Jr. sits down with Jim Salzano '87. Salzano has been the CEO of the women’s shoe company Easy Spirit where he led a rapid turnaround that culminated in the sale of the company to Marc Fisher Footwear last year. Before Easy Spirit, Jim spent several years at Clarks where he was President of Clarks America, the largest region with just under 4,000 employees. Most recently, Jim has shifted his attention to advisory roles with various start-ups, venture capital firms and foundations. He is also very active in the footwear industry and in his community.