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.

Brick City Weekend returns Oct. 15-17
September 22nd, 2021
This year’s Rochester Institute of Technology’s Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 15 through 17, features numerous in-person events including entertainment, men’s and women’s hockey, speakers, escape rooms, axe throwing, a zip line,...
Students make finals—and history—as part of autonomous race at Indianapolis Speedway
September 21st, 2021
Many only dream of racing the historic oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Several RIT engineering and computing students will make that dream come true. Members of RIT’s Autonomous Vehicle team will join partner universities as finalists in the...
Saunders College of Business jumps 16 spots in ‘Bloomberg Businessweek’ rankings
September 16th, 2021
Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business’ MBA program jumped 16 spots in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2021 rankings of best full-time MBA programs in the nation. Saunders College ranked No. 77 overall, with a diversity rating of...
RIT again ranked among the best universities in the nation by ‘U.S. News’
September 13th, 2021
Rochester Institute of Technology has again been recognized as one of the best national universities by U.S. News...
Saunders College names Mark Davitt, CEO of ConServe, recipient of 2021 Vanden Brul Award
September 8th, 2021
Mark Davitt, founding CEO of ConServe, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, presented by Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. The award, created in 1984, is annually...
RIT welcomes first university cohort of Combined Accelerated Pathways program
September 7th, 2021
For driven first-year RIT students like Lauren Reger and Palak Wadhwa, getting a jump on studying and conducting research, all while steadily moving on the path toward a graduate degree, was an opportunity they couldn’t pass up. Reger, Wadhwa, and...
Technology Focused Graduate Programs Deliver Top Career Skills and STEM OPT Work Extensions
September 3rd, 2021
Saunders College of Business MBA and select master of science programs recently received STEM designations (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This ensures they meet the highest standards for technology skills in business while offering...
Saunders College of Business celebrates upcoming expansion and renovation with ceremonial groundbreaking
September 1st, 2021
RIT’s Saunders College of Business celebrated the expansion and renovation of Max Lowenthal Hall with a ceremonial groundbreaking Aug. 31. RIT President David Munson and Saunders College Dean Jacqueline Mozrall were joined by donors E. Philip...
Progress on track despite pandemic, Munson says
August 20th, 2021
Rochester Institute of Technology’s students, faculty, and staff are starting a new academic year during a continuing global pandemic. But that’s not stopping the momentum of student enrollment and success, research, fundraising, and building...
Dreams, hard work, and success await new students
August 18th, 2021
A record number of first-year Rochester Institute of Technology students Wednesday made their way to the Gordon Field House and Activities Center to cheers and welcomes from faculty, staff, and members of the RIT Pep Band during the annual Tiger...
RIT students take on accessibility and medical care challenges by design
August 6th, 2021
Mikey Gambino, a fourth-year industrial design student from Mount Prospect, Ill., spent his summer as part of a team devising a kitchen knife that empowers people with low dexterity and grip strength to use the instrument independently, among other...
RIT’s Saunders College awarded $500,000 to establish life science Executive MBA entrepreneurship program
July 29th, 2021
Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business has been awarded a grant of up to $500,000 by Empire State Development to establish an online life sciences Executive MBA entrepreneurship program. The new degree will be formed in...
Undergraduate research project focuses on future of restaurant dining post COVID-19
July 27th, 2021
Maddie Reim has worked in a restaurant in her hometown of Perkasie, Pa., so she knows first-hand the impact the pandemic has had on the hospitality business. That’s why the third-year hospitality and tourism management major was excited to work...
RIT’s new Graduate School looks toward future
July 22nd, 2021
Graduate education at Rochester Institute of Technology has evolved over the last 60 years, and now, the university has officially created the RIT Graduate School, replacing the RIT Office of Graduate Education. “Moving forward, the RIT Graduate...
Saunders College of Business expansion and renovation will break ground this fall
July 14th, 2021
RIT’s Saunders College of Business will break ground on the expansion and renovation of Max Lowenthal Hall this fall. Designed by LaBella Associates, the renovations will almost double the size of Saunders College. Existing spaces will also be...
Livingston County students awarded Saunders College endowed scholarships to attend RIT
June 30th, 2021
Kiersten Kennedy, a senior at Dansville High School, and Ella Sexton, a senior at Livonia High School, are recipients of this year’s annual E. Philip Saunders Endowed Business Scholarship at Rochester Institute of Technology. The students have been...
RIT alumna Susan Holliday ’85 donates $1.25 million to Saunders College of Business expansion
June 23rd, 2021
A $1.25 million gift to Saunders College of Business from Rochester Institute of Technology alumna and vice chair of RIT’s Board of Trustees, Susan Riedman Holliday ’85 (MBA), will help fund the planned building expansion breaking ground this fall...
Former RIT/NTID women’s soccer standout Mia White to play in Europe
June 15th, 2021
Mia White, former standout player and captain of Rochester Institute of Technology’s women’s soccer team, has accepted an invitation to play in Europe for the Primera Regional Madrid league’s Sporting Club Madrid team, a pre-developmental...
Bob Barbato, Saunders College professor and former department chair, retires from RIT after 42 years
June 10th, 2021
Professor Bob Barbato has retired after 42 years at RIT. A professor and former chair in the department of management in Saunders College of Business, Barbato joined RIT in 1979. Since then, he has taught courses in leadership, entrepreneurship, and...
May 31st, 2021
Based on RIT’s commitment to career preparedness and an applied, technology-infused education, Saunders College of Business delivers an outcomes rate of 95%. Career preparation is the fulcrum of learning at RIT. Saunders College focuses on...

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