President’s News

  • May 9, 2022

    group of men walking on the campus of RIT Dubai.

    Embracing the future

    Fellow RIT Tigers: Our university has so much to celebrate! This truly is an extraordinary time for RIT with our amazing community of creators and innovators. Yet our work to build a great student-centered research university perpetually continues.

  • May 6, 2022

    three graduating students wearing their cap and gown and important sashes.

    RIT grads told to ‘enrich the world’ with grace

    RIT celebrated its 137th academic convocation Friday morning in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Keynote speaker Kimberly Bryant, founder of the nonprofit organization Black Girls CODE, told the graduates to be proud of their achievement, be excited about what is next in their lives, and remember—with grace—what it took to get to this milestone.

  • April 15, 2022

    side-by-side portraits of Kimberly Bryant, Josephine King Olsen, G. Peter Jemison, and Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

    RIT to confer four honorary degrees at May 6 commencement ceremony

    RIT will confer honorary degrees to four outstanding individuals at its 2022 commencement ceremony on May 6: Kimberly Bryant, founder of the nonprofit organization Black Girls CODE; Josephine King Olsen, former director of the Peace Corps; G. Peter Jemison, a member of the Heron clan of the Seneca Nation of Indians; and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, president of Ukraine.

  • April 12, 2022

    table with games, giveaways, and a banner that reads RIT Title nine.

    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX

    The 50th anniversary of the signing of Title IX into law will be commemorated in June, but the impact of the government’s dedication to changing education remains a consistent and crucial part of the landscape for women everywhere.

  • April 8, 2022

    seven dancers dressed in shades of blue and purple reaching out in various directions.

    RIT to create a School of Performing Arts

    RIT is creating a School of Performing Arts to offer additional creative opportunities for thousands of students who wish to pursue their passions in performance while majoring in a range of other fields. The new school will be housed within RIT’s College of Liberal Arts beginning July 1, and a national search is underway for a director. 

  • March 25, 2022

    four people cutting a ceremonial ribbon.

    College of Art and Design celebrates alumnus Chance Wright’s transformational gift

    RIT’s College of Art and Design hosted a dedication ceremony on Friday marking the recent completion of a “transformational” renovation of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences and honoring the alumnus whose gift made it possible. The event honored Chance Wright ’18, ’19 and his mother, Pamela Mars Wright, whose $3.5 million gift fueled the renovation and reconfiguration of the third floor of Gannett Hall.