Martin A. Schmidt became the 19th President of Rensselaer on July 1, 2022. Formerly, the provost of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Schmidt was MIT’s senior academic and budget officer, with overall responsibility for the Institute’s educational programs, as well as for the recruitment, promotion, and tenuring of faculty. As provost, he worked closely with MIT’s deans to establish academic priorities, and with other members of the Institute’s senior team to manage financial planning and research support.

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Martin A. Schmidt
President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Honorable Patrick Madden JD, Mayor of Troy
Member, Rensselaer Board of Trustees

John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP

John M. Capek, B.S. ’83, M.E. ’84, M.E. ’85, MBA ’87, Ph.D. ’88

Gary T. DiCamillo ’73, MBA

David Ho '86

Mary Humiston, MBA '90

Linda Pitzi Jojo ’87, ’92G, Secretary of the Board

John E. Kelly, III ’78G, ’80PhD, D.H.L. (Hon.), Chair of the Board

Jeffrey L. Kodosky '70

Mark M. Little ’82 PhD

Kathryn I. Murtagh, Esq. '87

Dr. Roderic I. Pettigrew, M.S. '72

Daniel Pickett, III ’90

Curtis R. Priem ’82, Vice Chair of the Board

Janet C. Rutledge ’83, MS, PhD

Paul J. Severino ’69

Paula L. Simon ’68, MS, MBA

Srinivasan “Siva” Sivaram ’85G ’86PhD

Jackson P. Tai ’72, MBA

T.J. Wojnar Jr. ’80

Cornelius J. Barton '58, '63G, '66PhD

Thomas R. Baruch '60, JD

Robert P. Bozzone '55, MS

John H. Broadbent Jr. '59, MBA

George Campbell Jr., PhD, D.Sc. (Hon.), D.H.L. (Hon.)

Wanda Denson-Low ’78, JD

The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa ’62, MA, JD

Arthur F. Golden ’66, JD

Michael E. Herman ’62, MBA, PhD (Hon.)

David M. Hirsch ’65, MBA

Nancy S. Mueller, BS

Linda S. Sanford '75

G. Robert Tod '61

Edward J. Zander ’68, MBA

Frank Fischer ’64, ’65G

John Nigro, D.H.L. (Hon)

Roy N. Davis '78 

Craig A. Cook
Secretary of the Institute and General Counsel

Rebecca W. Doerge

Robert Hull
Vice President for Research

Ernie Katzwinkel
Vice President, Administration

John Kolb
Vice President, Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer

Peter Konwerski
Vice President for Student Life

R. May Lee
Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Institutional Impact

Eileen McLoughlin
Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Lou Padula 
Acting Vice President, Human Resources

Pamela Smith
Acting Vice President, Strategic Communications and External Relations

Matthew J. Ter Molen 
Vice President, Institute Advancement

Jonathan D. Wexler
Vice President, Enrollment Management

Curt Breneman
Dean, School of Science

Evan Douglis
Dean, School of Architecture

Chanaka Edirisinghe
Acting Dean, Lally School of Management

Shekhar Garde
Dean of Engineering

Mary Simoni
Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences 

Aric Krause
Dean, Rensselaer at Work

Jonathan S. Dordick
Howard P. Isermann Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Biological Sciences, Special Adviser to the President for Strategic Initiatives Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies

CHIPs Focus Team

  • Rebecca Doerge, Provost
  • Robert Hull, Vice President for Research
  • Shekhar Garde, Dean of Engineering
  • Mary Simoni, Dean of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and formerly Acting Provost
  • Dr. Bijan Davari, consultant

Coordinating Focus Team 

  • Rebecca Doerge, Provost
  • Eileen McLoughlin, Chief Financial Officer
  • R. May Lee, Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President for Institutional Impact 
  • Jonathan Dordick, Vice President for Strategic Alliances and Translation
  • Jenn Brock, Manager of President’s Office Operations and Board Relations
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