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Bruce James To Serve As Rochester Institute Of Technology Chairman Emeritus

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

WASHINGTON—Three years ago Public Printer Bruce James became the 15th chairman of Rochester Institute of Technology's Board of Trustees. Now he is passing on the torch to fellow RIT alum Michael Morley. “It has been such an honor to lead this amazing group. I am looking forward to my new role in working with Michael Morley and the fine board to continue the enormous progress we’ve made in moving our strategic plan forward,” said James, CEO of the U.S. Government Printing Office. James’ tenure as chairman since 2002 saw numerous major developments at RIT including the Strategic Plan (2005-2015), the 175th Anniversary, the opening of the Gordon Field House and Activities Center, the start of doctoral programs in microsystems engineering and computing and information sciences, the launch of RIT hockey at the Division I level, as well as leading RIT into the final year of the Capital Campaign. "It has been my pleasure to work with Bruce James as chairman the past three years," said Albert Simone, RIT president. "Bruce led RIT through many initiatives, including a new Strategic Plan that will serve as the university's road map through 2015. Bruce has worked tirelessly on RIT's behalf, and we know he will continue to be an active chairman emeritus at his alma mater for many years to come." RIT has one of the largest and most active boards of trustees among the nation’s universities: 53 active members, 28 honorary or emeritus members, and 22 trustees who are RIT alumni. Earlier this year, RIT named one of its public service awards in honor of James. The Bruce R. James’64 Distinguished Public Service Award recognizes a student for exemplary public service. Bruce James is the 24th Public Printer of the United States. He has served as CEO of the U.S. Government Printing Office since November 2002. To view James’ biography please visit: http://www.gpo.gov/management/ppbio.htm

 

 

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