Liberal Arts alumnus promoted to four-star general
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons ’83 (criminal justice) took over U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base in August, becoming the first Army officer to lead the global combatant command.
As the 13th USTRANSCOM commander, Lyons leads more than 144,000 logistics and transportation professionals. Lyons was promoted to the rank of four-star general before he was confirmed as commander.
Lyons’ experience spans 35 years of military service. Lyons, who was a member of ROTC at RIT, began his career in Germany during the Cold War and subsequently held a wide range of assignments to include command of troops at every level, multiple operational deployments and more than six years of experience in joint assignments.
Since 2003, he has spent more than 40 months deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He also served as the 14th USTRANSCOM deputy commander from 2015-2017.
“I enjoyed my time at RIT,” he said. “It was both academically and physically challenging in a way that helped shape a passion for lifelong learning.”
March 19, 2019
RIT’s 14th annual Creative Industry Day set for March 21 at Gordon Field House
Rochester Institute of Technology’s 14th annual Creative Industry Day provides companies like Adobe, Blue Sky Studios and Google the opportunity to meet with RIT’s creative talent in a career-fair setting.
March 15, 2019
Four RIT alumni recognized as Pulitzer Prize winners, finalists visiting campus March 19-22
Four alumni from the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences in the College of Art and Design—each of whom has been recognized as either a Pulitzer Prize winner or finalist in the last decade—will visit the RIT campus March 19-22 for a series of special events.
March 13, 2019
New research unlocking the secrets of how languages change
New research is helping scientists around the world understand what drives language change, especially when languages are in their infancy. The results will shed light on how the limitations of the human brain change language and provide an understanding of the complex interaction between languages and the human beings who use them.
March 13, 2019
Stress in Heart, Stress in Body
Lady Click talks to Rebecca Houston, assistant professor of psychology, about the damages of long-term stress.