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While RIT President David Munson called upon RIT to “double down” on creativity and innovation during his inaugural remarks Sept. 28, the university was doing just that during a two-day celebration that showcased technology, the arts and design in every corner of the university.

Two days of inaugural events for RIT’s 10th president included a student picnic, an alumni symposium, STEAM and art on campus walking tours for visitors to campus and the installation of Munson. It also included an opportunity for dignitaries from more than 40 colleges from across the nation to explore RIT.

“I am honored to be part of the RIT family, at the helm of this great, global university that is changing the world,” Munson said at the inauguration ceremony. “Let’s get busy creating and innovating.”

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“It is a great honor and privilege to become the next president of what I believe to be a gem in higher education. I was drawn to RIT when I observed a diverse portfolio of academic programs, research with impact to solve global problems, and an ability to stay focused on the overall student experience. I am truly enamored with RIT’s ability to work at the intersection of technology, the arts and design, and how these core strengths will enable us to lead the nation if not the world.”

Dr. David C. Munson Jr.