Best Practices and protocol for administrators:

We need your help in using Message Center in the appropriate fashion. As administrators, it is important that you do not abuse the system by sending too many messages to the community. It is viewed as spam and will quickly be deleted. Please consider the following for effective communication:

  • Send only one message. Be strategic on the subject line and the timing, particularly if it is an event.
  • Refrain from sending picture only messages, many recipients are on mobile devices and receiving a blank message.
  • Provide the date, time, location and contact information where appropriate for your message.
  • Consider putting your message in News & Events Daily ( produced by University News. The electronic newsletter has a robust calendar for events and has the ability to produce “advertisements” if you have larger events. Contact Marie Lang at for more information on disseminating your message.
  • Consider other options beyond Message Center for disseminating your message, ranging from message boards to social media.

Let’s all do our best to use Message Center more effectively.

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Message Center Categories and Contacts

Message Center Categories Lead Administrators Email
University Emergencies Bob Finnerty
Important University Announcement Bob Finnerty
Karen Barrows
Barnes & Noble @ RIT Denishea Ortiz
Community Service Programs Phyllis Walker
Kim Vent
Construction Notifications Jim Yarrington
Dave Harris
Dining Services Lyndsey Hicks
Denishea Ortiz
Events Hosted on Campus Bob Finnerty
Susan Rosinski
Facility Services Dave Harris
Timothy Trostle
Human Resources and Payroll Judy DeCourcey
Lizanne Zamites
Information Security Ben Woelk
Information Technology Services Omar Phillips
Luke Auburn
Information from Academic Affairs Sue Provenzano
Katrina Rex
Parking and Transportation Services Adam Petzold
Randy Vercauteren
Print & Postal Hub Cherise Cox
RIT Events Bob Finnerty
Susan Rosinski
RIT News Bob Finnerty
Susan Rosinski
RIT Surplus Items Elliote Simpson
Sherry Lupo
RIT Vendors Denishea Ortiz
Elliote Simpson
Student Government SG Pres   
SG VP   
Kathy Hall

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