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 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...
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...
Two RIT faculty members receive Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards to conduct research abroad
May 19th, 2021
Two RIT faculty members from Saunders College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts have received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards to travel abroad and conduct research at partner universities. The international exchange program will send...
RIT sees more than 4,100 students graduate
May 14th, 2021
Commencement ceremonies for more than 4,100 Rochester Institute of Technology students begin today and continue through Sunday, enabling graduating students to don their regalia, walk across a stage, and be acknowledged by administrators for their...
Management information systems graduate will stay at RIT’s Saunders College to pursue an MBA
May 10th, 2021
Nick Renzoni, a management information systems (MIS) major and communication minor from Holden, Mass., is following in his grandfather’s footsteps. Like his grandfather and many of his RIT classmates, Renzoni has decided to pursue a master’s degree...
Alumnus Chance Wright ’18, ’19 makes $1.8 million donation to RIT’s Saunders College of Business
May 7th, 2021
A $1.8 million gift to Saunders College of Business from RIT alumnus Chance Wright ’18, ’19 will fund renovations to existing facilities and the planned building expansion breaking ground this fall. “We are so grateful for Chance’s commitment to...
Students learn supply chain management by solving real-world problems
April 28th, 2021
The impact of COVID-19 on national and global supply chains has dominated discussions in boardrooms and at dinner tables since the beginning of the pandemic. From meat and toilet paper shortages in grocery stores, to significant lapses in life-...
Another Round: Alumni craft beer and open breweries
April 28th, 2021
Jeff McCullor ’04 misses sitting down at a table and getting to know a group of strangers over a pint of beer at his brewery. However, the Erie Ale Works owner isn’t letting the pandemic halt his business entirely. He has invested in his own canning...
Rochester Rising: RIT is helping make Rochester a next-generation technology hub
April 28th, 2021
Why Rochester? No. 1 Northeast city to live in after coronavirus pandemic; 15th best city in the U.S. Business Insider 7th brainiest large metro. Lumosity No. 1 U.S. city for commuters. Kiplinger 17th most arts-vibrant community...
Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival held virtually May 1
April 28th, 2021
After a year’s hiatus due to COVID-19, the popular Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival returns virtually on Saturday, May 1, with more than 250 exhibits of projects, research and performing arts of students, faculty and staff at...
Enhance your Resume with the RIT Edge
April 27th, 2021
A STEM-designated master's of business administration (MBA) at Saunders College of Business provides students with a strong foundation in business that’s fused with digital technology and lives at the center of a university recognized for...
Saunders Rears the Future of Finance
April 16th, 2021
Traditional business practices work hand in hand with the latest industry innovations at Saunders College of Business. Here, master of science in finance students can explore traditional corporate finance and investment management as readily as the...
Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary will kick off RIT’s J. Warren McClure Lecture Series
April 6th, 2021
RIT’s Saunders College of Business will welcome Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, as the 11th J. Warren McClure Lecture Series keynote speaker on Thursday, April 8. The virtual event is open to the general public and will...
RIT’s Saunders College of Business partners with Vellore Institute of Technology
April 1st, 2021
Rochester Institute of Technology’s long-standing partnership with India’s Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) began long before the relationship was formalized in 2009. Since then, more than 40 VIT students have completed their undergraduate or...

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