Dean's Advisory Council

The Graduate Education Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) exists to support the mission and guide the vision of the RIT Graduate School. The Council serves in an advisory capacity to review the goals of the Office, exchange ideas, and offer recommendations to the Dean of Graduate Education in key strategic areas. The Board is composed of prominent, high-profile alumni, individuals familiar with Federal/State research funding and policies, influential industry/community leaders, and educators who are supporters of graduate education.

The Dean’s Advisory Council Chair is a member of the Council appointed by the Dean to encourage collaboration among members of the Council. As Chair, this member leads activities, conducts meetings, and works with the Dean along with the development team, helping guide established goals.

The Advisory Council normally meets twice per calendar year. Meetings will typically be held in Rochester although if opportunities to promote graduate education outside of Rochester become available, travel may be necessary.


Name Title Organization
Ryan Bowen, Ph.D. Chief Technology Officer NRGXP
Kimberly Braithwaite Director of Faculty/Physician Talent Acquisition University of Rochester Medical Center
Rebecca Brubaker General Manager Bureau Veritas
Barb Cutrona DAC Chair, Alumna Rochester Institute of Technology
Nicole DiSanto Sr. Director, Engineering & Property Services Insights, Analytics & Planning - Americas Johnson & Johnson
Jason A. Levis Client Relationship Executive Deloitte
Robert Loce, Ph.D. Patent Technical Specialist RP Loce IP Consultant
Mary Ann Mycek, Ph.D. Interim Chair & Professor, Biomedical Engineering University of Michigan
Patty Phillips Associate Director of Advancement, Development RIT University Advancement
Jimmy Vainstein Sr. Program Manager, Interactive Media World Bank Group
Amanda Weissman Principal Systems Engineer Lockheed Martin
Diane Slusarski, Ph.D. Associate Provost & Dean, RIT Graduate School Rochester Institute of Technology
Adam Platzer Assistant Vice President for College Advancement Rochester Institute of Technology
Jon Rodibaugh Executive Director of Alumni Relations Rochester Institute of Technology
Betty Noonan Enterprise Chief Growth Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and Board Advisor nVent