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.

‘U.S. News & World Report’ ranks RIT online degree programs among nation’s best
January 25th, 2022
Rochester Institute of Technology has been recognized for offering some of the best online programs in the nation, including Saunders College of Business Executive MBA program, which leaped to No. 9 in the latest rankings. The 2022 U.S. News...
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...
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’...
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...
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...

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