This year we celebrate Rochester Institute of Technology’s Minett Professors-past and present.
Started in 1991, this is the 30th anniversary of the program. It brings multicultural professionals from the Rochester area to the RIT campus to share their expertise in a variety of ways with students, faculty and staff. It is an appointed position for one academic year.
In celebration, we are highlighting just a few of these extraordinary individuals who generously give of their time to make a difference at RIT.
My position at that time was Vice President, Communications, Time Warner Cable Rochester, NY.
Why did you say yes, to the invitation to serve?
It was an honor to be asked to teach undergraduates communication and share my real-world experiences in television, radio, and corporate communications and marketing. It also was/is clear that RIT cares about providing professors who reflect our diverse population. I was proud to represent our Latino/Hispanic community.
What was your area of focus?
School of Communication, Communication
What experiences stand out during your professorship?
How interested the students were in learning during class and many stayed after class each week to ask questions and share personal experiences.
What did you learn from your year as a Minett?
What a joy it is to teach students who are interested, engaged and care about learning from both coursework and real-world experiences. I also became proficient in creating effective content in a course syllabus!