College of Science Staff Advisory Council

The Staff Advisory Council elevates ideas from the staff to the dean to enhance the social and professional culture at the College of Science.


The mission of the College of Science Staff Advisory Council (COSSAC) is to foster a sense of community among the College of Science staff by offering professional resources and opportunities for growth.

Council Members

Brett Matzke headshot
Research Systems Administrator
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
College of Science
Adjunct Faculty


CASE is an international association of educational institutions. CASE offers more than 220 professional development opportunities each year in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

HighEdweb is an organization of web professionals working at institutions of higher education. The HighEdWeb conference is created just for higher education web professionals. HighEdWeb is perfect for web developers, marketers, designers, writers, managers and all team members in-between who want to explore the unique web issues facing colleges and universities.

Confab content strategy conferences teach you to create, deliver, and manage content that’s meaningful, adaptive, and measurable.

eduWeb is focused on bringing higher education professionals together to showcase how to make it work, delivering real examples and proven practices back to our institutions.

Administrative Professionals Conference gives you the opportunity to learn and be inspired by subject matter experts, thought leaders, and motivational speakers.

IAAP Summit
Administrative Professionals, or more accurately Strategic Business Partners, come from all over the world to experience the education and connections that make it the can’t-miss event of the year. 

The Association of Executive and Administrative Professionals (AEAP) Seminars
AEAP is a membership association that helps you to have a rewarding and successful work life. 

The Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS)
An association of professionals who support and manage the diverse aspects of information technology services at higher education institutions.

Systems Administrators Conference

Laboratory Safety Institute  
The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) is a nonprofit organization providing safety education for government, industry and educational laboratories worldwide.

Lab Technician Conference

Association of Laboratory Managers (ALMA)
The Association of Laboratory Managers (ALMA) strives to enable managers of laboratory based organizations to become better leaders through conferences and workshops, and with opportunities to network and share ideas with peers from around the world.

RIT’s Saunders College of Business Events 
Business professional development opportunities.

CSPA-NYS: College Student Personnel Association of New York State 

NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

NSEE: National Society for Experiential Education

NODA: Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention in Higher Education 

NCURA: National Council of University Research Administrators

APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities