The President's Roundtable was formed in 2001 to provide a means by which RIT's executive leadership and the President can benefit from the advice and counsel of a select group of RIT's most successful alumni and friends. Participation in the Roundtable is by invitation. The Roundtable meets twice annually, once in the spring and once in the fall.

The Roundtable consists of 50 active members. Of the 50 members, 18 reside in the Rochester area, while the remaining members reside outside of the Rochester area: Other NY (10), California (3), Connecticut (1), Florida (3), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Maryland (1), Massachusetts (3), Michigan (1), Oregon (1), Pennsylvania (1), South Carolina (1), Virginia (3), Washington (2).

Dr. Munson chairs the Roundtable and one or two members of the RIT Board of Trustees participate. Dr. Munson describes several strategic issues and/or initiatives for RIT's future and seeks the counsel of Roundtable members about how they can be addressed.

Summaries of the Roundtable discussions are shared with the RIT Board of Trustees, to benefit its deliberations. The Roundtable is a valuable source of guidance in charting RIT's future.

Topics Discussed

  • Positioning RIT for the Future
  • Diversity
  • Student Life/Student Success
  • Branding RIT
  • RIT’s Global Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation at RIT
  • Sponsored Research/Corporate R&D
  • Understanding Deafness/Deaf Culture
  • Student Government
  • Alumni Engagement Initiatives
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • RIT Strategic Plan
  • Campaign Initiatives
  • And other important topics

President's Roundtable