South Florida Chapter

Welcome to the South Florida homepage for RIT alumni
This page is your home for information on the RIT South Florida Alumni Chapter. Whether you are new to the region, or you have lived here your whole life, you will find links for volunteering, events, and career services. 

Total number of RIT alumni in the South Florida Region: 1,317

  • Saunders College of Business: 286
  • College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST): 352
  • College of Imaging Arts & Sciences (CIAS): 358
  • Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences (GCCIS): 47
  • Kate Gleason College of Engineering: 135
  • *College of Health Sciences & Technology: 0
  • College of Liberal Arts (COLA): 33
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf: 47
  • College of Science: 56
  • *Golisano Institute for Sustainability: 0

*newly established


Upcoming Events

RIT's alumni chapters host a variety of activities throughout the year ranging from social events to educational workshops to performing arts to supporting RIT Athletics, and everything in between. Please join us for these excellent opportunities to connect with other alumni and check back often to see what's coming up next.

Feb 20 2019
12:00 p.m.
meRIT Webinar: The RIT-Genesee Country Village & Museum Partnership
Feb 27 2019
12:00 p.m.
meRIT Webinar: An Overview of Genetic Counseling for (Breast) Cancer(s)

Chapter Contacts
Paul Finkelstein
Chapter Leader

Linda Leaventon '67
Chapter Leader

Melissa Pacheco '96
Chapter Leader

The South Florida Chapter is led by a council of alumni volunteers. These individuals work with staff from the Office of Alumni Relations to plan events, programs, volunteer opportunities and networking connections throughout the year. If you are an alum who loves RIT and is willing to help us organize, promote and build a strong RIT alumni network in the South Florida area, consider joining the council today.

If you are interested in joining the Alumni Council, contact one of the leaders, volunteers or staff members highlighted on this page or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 585.475.7638.

Paul Finkelstein

"Hi Gang! I spent too many years at RIT to forget and not give back a little even if life challenges us with time away from our business', families, and friends. I have many memories from RIT. I was active in SOS, WITR, the ambulance, Alpha Phi Omega and probably more and left honored to receive an associates degree from the school of photography. Now that you have heard a little from your fearless leader, I only ask of you to give back a little of your time as well and we all look forward to learning your past RIT experiences and what your up to today! I am excited to meet and organize events with RIT and Jennifer in Southeast Florida.



Chapter Contact

Bill Sachman
Bill Sachman

Senior Associate Director of Chapter Programs

Connect with the chapter

The South Florida Chapter is looking for volunteers. If you are interested in becoming an Alumni Council member please fill out our volunteer form HERE or contact the Office of Alumni Relations directly at 1.866.RIT.ALUM (748.2586).