2012 Volunteer of the Year

Donald N. Boyce

Donald N. Boyce 1967
College of Continuing Education (now CMS)

"This award recognizes Donald's dedication and service to the RIT community; including his impact on student success and his demonstration of outstanding leadership skills. This award not only honors Donald for his successes, but also expresses our appreciation for his support of the Institute."


Donald N. Boyce is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IDEX Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange listed international manufacturing company headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois. IDEX is a producer of proprietary industrial products, manufactured and sold worldwide, including a variety of pumps, dispensing equipment, banding and clamping devices, safety equipment and other industrial products. Mr. Boyce joined a division of IDEX's predecessor in 1969, two years after earning his B.S. in Business Administration from R.I.T's College of Continuing Education.

Boyce has served as a director of a number of public companies, including IDEX, Houdaille Industries, Walter Industries, United Dominion Industries, Morgan Products, Metromail Corporation, PT Components, Southeast Banking Corporation and Mueller Water Products. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Rochester Institute of Technology, and has served as a board member of several non-profit organizations, including Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Life Trustee and past Board Chair); Humboldt Park Social Services; United Methodist Clergy Fund - Chicago (Past President); Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra; Oakfield-Alabama Central School Board of Education and local churches where he has lived.

Boyce and his wife of more than 50 years, Jeris, are the parents of four children and have eleven grandchildren. They reside in Lake Forest, Illinois.