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.

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...
RIT professors awarded State Department grant to help entrepreneurs in Jordan form circular economy businesses
November 12th, 2021
A $250,000 grant from the U.S. State Department will fund a program led by Rochester Institute of Technology professors Clyde Hull and Eric Williams to help entrepreneurs in Jordan form circular economy businesses. The program, implemented in...
Ceramics class employs modern fabrication processes to connect with past
November 8th, 2021
A computer scientist constructs a mold system that snugly houses a vessel he 3D printed while a physics major carefully pours plaster into her structure. Design, marketing, psychology and public relations students are also curiously navigating the...
RIT partners with local park to promote 'hidden gem' of Rochester
November 1st, 2021
Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Design has a legacy of bringing together many perspectives to develop creative solutions that initiate social change for its annual EUREKA! workshop.  This year featured the most academically diverse...
dt ogilvie
November 1st, 2021
Austin, TX — November 1, 2021, The Tingari-Silverton Foundation appointed Dr. dt ogilvie to its Board of Directors. Dr. ogilvie, Professor of Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at the Saunders College of Business at the...
RIT/NTID partners with Garth Fagan Dance
October 21st, 2021
Rochester Institute of Technology students are already benefitting from a new partnership with Garth Fagan Dance, with RIT Performing Arts Scholarship students taking master classes downtown and students working on a semester-long arts management...
Hospitality alumnus barbecues a delicious business and community success story
October 19th, 2021
A community that barbecues together stays together, and Ryan Brooks’ extended community of family, employees, and customers associated with the Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q thrived together. During the pandemic, his sweet and tangy barbecue chicken was...
RIT receives gift from IDI Billing Solutions to support diversity initiatives
October 18th, 2021
A gift from IDI Billing Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based billing, automation and workflow solutions for Communications Service Providers, will help Rochester Institute of Technology fund a series of important diversity initiatives. The...
Cutting-Edge Financial Education at Saunders
October 15th, 2021
Learning finance and accounting at Saunders College of Business puts students ahead of the curve and in employers’ sights as programs are nationally ranked and curriculum is regularly revised with feedback from the finance and accounting advisory...
Marketing and MIS: Analytics for a Better Business
October 15th, 2021
Learning analytics at Saunders College of Business puts students ahead of the competition and in employers’ sights. Both the marketing and management information systems (MIS) classes are up-to-date, industry-driven, and based on feedback from...
Munson says campus is lively, growing
October 14th, 2021
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. “There is a lot of pent-up energy...
RIT surpasses $76 million in research funding in 2020-21 pandemic year
October 11th, 2021
Rochester Institute of Technology’s sponsored research awards surpassed $76 million for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, another significant milestone in spite of the challenges posed to research efforts brought about by the pandemic. This follows...
Global Intelligence to Manage Across Borders and Industries
October 8th, 2021
Saunders College of Business teaches students how to thrive in an increasingly global, connected, and diverse business environment. Through its hospitality and tourism management, international business, or management degrees, students gain an...
Driving Innovation and Global Networks for Efficiencies and Growth
October 8th, 2021
Saunders College of Business combines cutting-edge technology, strong business practices, and engineering knowledge, giving students what they need to succeed in competitive industries. Working with The Simone Center for Innovation and...
Faculty compensation is focus of NSF-sponsored research
October 8th, 2021
As a scientist and associate professor, Annemarie Ross is nothing but confident when it comes to teaching chemistry to students with differing abilities, or explaining the complexities of climate science to Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. But...

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