Saunders News

Check out the latest news and happenings at Saunders College of Business. Email us at communications@saunders.rit.edu if you have news for us to include, or explore our Saunders Announcements for additional options on getting your messages out to the Saunders community. Media inquiries should contact Shelly Meyer at smmmkt@rit.edu with RIT University News Service.

Saunders College of Business offers STEM-designated programs
January 31st, 2022
Sree Naaga Shiva Rama Geethveer Devineni, a graduate student from Hyderabad, Telangana, India, moved to the U.S. to pursue a master’s degree in global supply chain management from Saunders College of Business after working for two years as an...
Garth Fagan Dance partnership opens with a spirited first act
January 31st, 2022
RIT students are already benefitting from a new partnership with Garth Fagan Dance. RIT Performing Arts Scholars Program students are taking master classes and students are working on a semester-long arts management capstone project to deliver...
Gifts make Saunders College expansion possible
January 31st, 2022
RIT business students can expect major changes to Max Lowenthal Hall, home of Saunders College of Business, after the completion of a more than $20 million expansion and renovation project in fall 2023. The new design, which will nearly double the...
Makerspace complex will transform center of campus
January 31st, 2022
The largest construction project on the RIT campus in more than 50 years remains on track to open in fall 2023. When complete, the Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED), a high-tech complex that will centralize the university’s...
How to Use the Saunders Support Network
January 24th, 2022
As a graduate student at Saunders, you have a support system of staff dedicated to your education and career goals. Anything you have questions about, your team can help with from the application process past graduation. The “Your Team” directory...
Saunders Faculty and Staff Go Above and Beyond
January 20th, 2022
The hard work and dedication of the Saunders College of Business faculty is what gives us an edge over the rest and contributes to what many consider a small college feel at a large technology university. We would like to recognize some of our...
Accomplishments from Saunders Students
January 20th, 2022
At Saunders College of Business, students are always on to something amazing, even before graduating! If you are a student at Saunders College and have exciting news to share, email communications@saunders.rit.edu. December 2021 The finance club...
RIT student earns Coca-Cola Foundation’s Award for Excellence in Business Commentary
January 12th, 2022
Rachel Romaine, a fourth-year international business and management information systems double major with a minor in digital business from Jacksonville, Fla., received a $10,000 Award for Excellence in Business Commentary from The Executive...
Saunders College of Business MBA programs among Princeton Review rankings
January 11th, 2022
The Executive MBA program at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business is ranked 27th in Princeton Review’s “Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2022.” The college’s rigorous Executive MBA program is based on developing students’...
Alumni News and Recognitions
January 10th, 2022
Check out some of the great things our 136,000 Saunders alumni are doing around the globe. Submit your latest career move or latest achievement to communications@saunders.rit.edu. December 2021 The Baileys, an RIT legacy family, opened Carmen’s...
Research finds promoting your colleagues’ ideas can boost your influence at work
December 17th, 2021
A recent study co-authored by Kristin Bain, assistant professor of management at Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology, found that a simple technique can help boost your influence at work. That technique, called...
Vignelli Center's 'Beyond Fashion' event unites RIT and community designers
December 6th, 2021
Maddy Schoenfeld has felt a strong sense of community at Rochester Institute of Technology.  That appreciation is fueling efforts to co-organize a fashion show underscoring a partnership between designers in RIT’s College of Art and Design and the...
Baldwin builds career in public health policy
December 1st, 2021
Megan Baldwin ’07 (MBA) was one of the first to know when COVID-19 hit New York. Baldwin, assistant secretary of health in the New York State Executive Chamber, received a call in the middle of the night from the health commissioner alerting her to...
Alumna establishes RRH's College of Health Careers
December 1st, 2021
Executive MBA alumna Deborah Stamps ’18 was named president of Rochester Regional Health’s (RRH) new College of Health Careers. Stamps led the charge to establish the college, which welcomed its first cohort of nursing students in March 2021. In...
RIT legacy family opens Carmen’s Cooking restaurant
December 1st, 2021
The Baileys, an RIT legacy family, have dreamed of opening a restaurant in the Rochester area for more than 11 years. In 2020, when their youngest child graduated from high school, they decided it was finally time. Despite being in the midst of a...
Saunders College of Business adds sports and entertainment management minor
November 30th, 2021
RIT’s Saunders College of Business will launch a new sports and entertainment management minor this spring. The minor will focus on the business and management of sports and entertainment organizations and provide students with applied skills in...
Longtime RIT supporters give $2.5 million to SHED project
November 30th, 2021
Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus and trustee Frank Sklarsky ’78 (business administration accounting) and his wife, Ruth, have made a significant gift to the university’s one-of-a-kind maker space and performing arts complex. The Sklarskys...
Calling Applicants for the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Student Award
November 17th, 2021
Saunders College of Business is proud to offer the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Student Award. This award will be presented to an RIT student who has proven their potential to become a successful entrepreneur.  The student award is being...
Engineering alumna wins New York Emmy as host of youth program ‘I Can Be What?’
November 16th, 2021
Jennifer Indovina—RIT alumna, entrepreneur, international TED Fellow and adjunct faculty member—was part of the WXXI team that won a 2021 New York Emmy for its educational and career focused programming, “I Can be What?”  Announced recently during...
RIT’s Denishea Ortiz honored with Rochester Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award
November 15th, 2021
Denishea Ortiz, executive director of Strategic Marketing for RIT’s Auxiliary Services, has been named a recipient of Rochester Business Journal’s 27th annual Forty Under 40 award. The award recognizes young professionals and future leaders for...

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