Albert J. Simone
|Albert Joseph Simone|
|8th President of Rochester Institute of Technology|
|Preceded by||M. Richard Rose|
|Succeeded by||William W. Destler|
December 16, 1935 |
|Alma mater||Tufts University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
He served as dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati from 1972 to 1983.
He was both Chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and President of the University of Hawaii System from 1984 to 1992. As President at Manoa, Simone lobbied for greater independence from the Hawaiian legislature’s control in order to retain accreditation. During his tenure, UH Manoa consolidated departments, research institutes and federal cooperative programs from different parts of campus into the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology, a leading education and research resource.
He became president of RIT on September 1, 1992, succeeding M. Richard Rose. Simone was previously president of the University of Hawaii System and chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His tenure at RIT saw additional PhD programs (in microsystems engineering, computing and information sciences, and color science) inaugurated and improvements made to RIT's athletic program (such as the construction of the Gordon Field House and Activities Center and the elevation of the men's hockey team to Division I).
He retired from RIT July 1, 2007, succeeded by William W. Destler.
Simone served as a Class C director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from January 2000 to January 2003.
From 1965 to 1969 Simone authored five books.
- The Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- RIT Archives' collection on Albert J. Simone
|President of the University of Hawaii
Kenneth P. Mortimer
M. Richard Rose
|President of the Rochester Institute of Technology
September 1, 1992 – July 1, 2007
William W. Destler
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