President’s News

  • December 3, 2021

    closeup of RIT President Munson talking into a radio station microphone.

    President Munson: Omicron variant monitored daily

    The new COVID-19 omicron variant, Imagine RIT, RIT Dubai, housing renovations, and athletics were among the topics President Munson discussed during his latest “Ask Munson” question-and-answer interview Thursday on WITR (89.7) radio.

  • December 2, 2021

    group of men walking on the campus of RIT Dubai.

    RIT Dubai hosts Sheikh Hamdan for the grand opening of new campus

    RIT Dubai held a grand opening ceremony to dedicate its state-of-the-art new campus in the Dubai Silicon Oasis on Nov. 28. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, toured the facilities and inaugurated RIT Dubai’s new home designed for interactive learning along with RIT President David Munson, RIT Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration James Watters, and RIT Dubai President Yousef al Assaf.

  • November 4, 2021

    steel frame for a building.

    Constructing RIT’s future 

    The Rochester Beacon talks to David Munson, president of RIT, about the construction projects happening on campus.

  • October 15, 2021

    student walking a runway wearing a piece that features black fabric and white chain-like structures.

    RIT returns to Fashion Week Rochester with remarkable creativity

    After two years away from the runway, RIT metals and jewelry design students and alumni triumphantly returned to Fashion Week Rochester Thursday night with a stunning demonstration of technology, art, and design in the form of self-designed wearable sculpture.

  • October 14, 2021

    closeup of RIT President Munson talking into a radio station microphone.

    Munson says campus is lively, growing

    In his latest “Ask Munson” series on WITR-FM (89.7), RIT President David Munson said the campus now is as lively as he’s ever seen it, with students enjoying activities, this weekend’s Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend, and construction projects at full speed.

  • October 12, 2021

    RIT President Munson wearing a mask and speaking into a microphone in a radio station.

    President Munson live on WITR radio Wednesday

    WITR-FM (89.7) will host RIT President David Munson at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, to kick off the “Ask Munson” series that will occur quarterly through the academic year.

  • September 14, 2021

    Russell and Melissa Bessette.

    RIT announces patents donation, creation of Dr. Russell and Melissa Bessette Award for Doctoral Student Excellence

    Dr. Russell W. Bessette and his wife, Melissa, joined RIT officials and other dignitaries to announce a donation of two patents and the creation of the Dr. Russell and Melissa Bessette Award for Doctoral Student Excellence, a $3.05 million bequest from which funding will be awarded annually as part of recruitment or at any point during a doctoral student’s enrollment at RIT.