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Saunders College of Business History

RIT’s long-standing ties to industry are the foundation on which Saunders College of Business has built its applied learning experiences. Our history of excellence in delivering cooperative education and strong outcome rates are a direct result of this tradition.

Please check out the timeline of Saunders College's history to learn about historical highlights, such as Edwina Hogadone being named dean of the College of Business in 1960, becoming the first woman in the nation named dean of a college of business.