Communications

  • November 30, 2022
    Please join me in extending best wishes and congratulations to Curtis Powell, our Vice President for Human Resources, who is retiring from Rensselaer on January 1, 2023. Curtis let me know shortly after I began as President that he wished to retire. I am grateful that he stayed on for the past several months to assist me in my start up, and I will very much miss his wisdom and sage advice.
  • November 21, 2022
    As the festival of Thanksgiving approaches, it is a time to express our thanks and gratitude. Rensselaer will close both the Troy and Hartford campuses at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, to allow members of our community to avoid the expected heavy traffic patterns and spend additional time with family and friends.  
  • November 9, 2022
    Please join me in extending best wishes to Gary Zarr. After the separation of Ms. Richie Hunter, Gary was asked to serve as Interim Vice President for Strategic Communications and External Relations (SCER), and as planned, he will be leaving Rensselaer at the end of the year. 
  • October 26, 2022
    Please join me in extending sincere appreciation to Johannes Goebel, founding director of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), who is retiring effective November 15, 2022.
  • October 26, 2022
    This is our annual request for Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient nominations for the Class of 2023 Commencement, and future Commencement exercises.  The conferral of honorary degrees is a long-standing academic tradition that not only recognizes individuals of singular achievement but also brings honor and recognition to the Institute. I urge you to give some thought to the nomination of individuals who deserve to be honored for their accomplishments and who would honor Rensselaer by their participation in Commencement. 
  • October 18, 2022
    I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Joel Kincart as Acting Vice President for Institute Advancement, effective Monday, October 17, 2022.  Mr. Kincart has served as associate vice president for development and fundraising since February 2020 and was responsible for leading all fundraising staff. Mr. Kincart, partnering with former Vice President Graig Eastin, led strategic relationships with individuals, corporations, and private foundations. 
  • October 12, 2022
    Dr. Prabhat Hajela has decided to step down as Provost of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute effective December 31, 2022, and return to the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering faculty. 
  • September 12, 2022
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is committed to maintaining a working, living, and learning environment free from harassment, discrimination, inappropriate behavior, and conduct.
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