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Jeremy Haefner

RIT Appoints New Provost
Jeremy Haefner, a veteran administrator and educator from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has been appointed RIT’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

President Bill Destler announced the selection on March 10. Haefner was chosen from a field of five finalists and officially begins his new role on July 1. Haefner currently serves multiple appointments at UCCS as associate vice chancellor for research and innovation, dean of the Graduate School and dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Haefner earned both doctorate and master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, and he received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Iowa.

Haefner replaces retiring Provost Stanley McKenzie, who has served in that position at RIT for 14 years.

RIT and PAETEC Announce New Research Partnership
RIT and PAETEC, the Rochester-based telecommunications company, announced the creation of a new research agreement during a ceremony held on March 19 on the RIT campus. The partnership is designed to enhance the transfer of technological innovations to industry and promote regional economic development.

The collaboration is the first project created under RIT’s new Corporate R&D program, which seeks to enhance cooperation and technology transfer between academia and industry by allowing businesses to retain rights to intellectual property generated during research projects. The program has been created from concepts presented in a series of speeches, white papers and op-eds by RIT President Bill Destler, which focus on the need for new paradigms in university-industry collaboration.

For these and other news stories, visit the University News Website.

  • PAETEC Leads Sponsorship of Innovation and Creativity Festival
  • RIT Plays a Hand in N.Y. Pollution Prevention
  • Pathways Helps Define Women’s Roles at RIT
  • Cybersecurity, Hacker Intervention Tops Research Team’s Defense-Dystems Agenda
  • RIT Students Heralded for Bright Ideas
  • RIT Partners with Peru University
  • Time Warner Lends Support

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Giving to RIT

Alums and students show their Tiger Pride.  Will you?

To date, 5,730 alumni have made a gift through the Fund for RIT campaign to support their favorite area of RIT. Their generosity added more than a half a million dollars to academic programs, sports teams and other areas. They’ve become partners in RIT’s—and every students’—success.

We’re also thrilled to report that more than 800 STUDENTS have also stepped up to support their favorite area of RIT—to the tune of $25,500 in gifts. They get that important connection between their giving and the success of their favorite area of RIT. Between April and June is a great time to make your gift through our Fund campaign. No matter what amount you can afford, YOUR GIFT IS APPRECIATED and your participation counts.

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Campus Highlight


Imagine RIT will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3. More than 400 interactive exhibits and displays will be featured in various locations across campus. There will also be the traditional festival fare: food, rides, music, inflatable activities and fun. Please join us!

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