Denishea Ortiz, executive director of Strategic Marketing for RIT’s Auxiliary Services, has been named a recipient of Rochester Business Journal’s 27th annual Forty Under 40 award. The award recognizes young professionals and future leaders for giving back to the Rochester community.
RIT will host an in-person hiring event in downtown Rochester to help fill more than 150 staff openings varying from accountants to senior custodians to cooks. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20.
Gracie’s, RIT’s largest dining facility which has fed students for decades in Grace Watson Hall, reopened this month after a five-month renovation project in its seating area. It was the second and final phase of renovation; the kitchen and serving areas were renovated in 2019.
Construction on RIT’s maker space and performing arts complex at the center of campus enters a new phase this summer, with finished architectural drawings, projects out to bid, and work beginning on the steel frame.
The first phase of the project is the relocation of the outdoor track and an upgraded synthetic running surface. The baseball and softball fields are also under construction with upgrades to all-weather artificial turf fields.