Welcome to RIT's 175th Anniversary website. The University celebrated the anniversary during the 2004-05 academic year. This website is no longer active and will no longer be updated. The site remains active, however, to preserve the history of both RIT and the anniversary year.

 
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  1910
Food Administration & Home Economics
 
  1923
Retailing Department
 
  1952

Acquired McKechnie-Lunger School of Commerce

 
  1954
Division of Business
 
  1960 Edwina Hogadone named Dean
 
  1960 College of Business Endowed
 
  1960
Division of Business, School of Retailing, School of Food Administration Combined into School of Business Administration
 
  1961
School of Retailing Founded
 
  1968

Move from Downtown to Henrietta campus

 
  1968
Center for Management Study
 
  1968
Start of MBA program

 

 
  1970 Jerry Young named Dean
 
  1972 Ed Johnson named Dean
 
  1977 First Endowed Chair in COB: J. Warren McClure Research Professorship in Marketing
 
  1979
School of Food and Hotel Administration to CAST
 
  1979

School of Retailing to Marketing

 
  1979 Dale Gibson named Interim Dean
 
  1980 Walter McCanna named Dean
 
  1982
Move from Eastman to Lowenthal
 
  1983 Retailing merged with Marketing
 
  1988
AACSB Accreditation
 
  1990 US Business School in Prague
 
  1990
Richard Rosett named Dean
 
  1992-2001
USA Today Quality Award
 
  1993

Executive MBA Program

 
  1995 William Nowlin named Interim Dean
 
  1997 Lynn Pankoff named Dean
 
  1998 Tom Hopkins named Dean
 
  1996, 2001-2003
Us News & World Report’s Top 50 Ranking
   

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