Last September 25 was a busy day for President William Destler. From the early morning to the waning night, Destler was engaged in meeting and greeting, giving hands-on attention to important steps in RIT’s development and lending personal experience to students.
Before leaving his home, Destler goes through his morning routine: eating a small breakfast; reading his morning paper; and, finally, putting on his tie. “I do this last; this is my least favorite part.”
Deciding against a Mohawk offered by the Hockey club, Destler stops in for his haircut appointment at Hair Techniques Salon in the SAU.
Destler walks to his appointment at the Innovation Center. Surveying the progress of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences’ glass and casting center, Destler remarked that there are big plans for the land outside of the Engineering Building and that the quad is looking to be improved with a fountain and a large grassy space. Destler commented, “we seem to be really good at paving things at RIT, but we’re going to change that.”
Destler reviews a presentation for a board of architects who are interested in a proposed sustainable architecture school at RIT.
Destler with Digsby creator and RIT alum Steve Shapiro posing in front of the Sociable Table created for the opening gala of the Innovation Center.
A newly-minted Mohawk wearer listens to Destler advising the new SG leaders to learn how to take their jobs seriously while still
Destler gives words of encouragement to recruited professors and doctors from schools such as Brown University, UC Irvine and Virginia Tech during a Future
Rochester Mayor and RIT graduate Robert Duffy gives words of praise for RIT’s growing role in improving the community, including a newly-announced scholarship program which will give four city school district graduates a full ride.