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Strategic Communications and External Relations Launches New Website

Site includes numerous resources to aid faculty and staff in elevating the reputation of Rensselaer


High-impact, consistent communications and marketing aid in building the reputation and awareness of Rensselaer with key audiences. The Office of Strategic Communications and External Relations (SCER) is charged with ensuring that all schools and portfolios adhere to standards that promote and protect Institute identity. SCER staff play an enabling role in the Institute wide goals… Read More

Viewbook Wins Circle of Excellence Award From CASE

Program is advancement’s premier international awards program


The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has announced the winners for the 2015 Circle of Excellence awards and Rensselaer has received a bronze award in the design category for the new Rensselaer Viewbook. According to CASE, the Circle of Excellence program is “advancement’s premier international awards program that recognizes the work of… Read More

New Firehouse for North Greenbush


Claude Rounds, vice president for administration, spoke at the groundbreaking for the new Defreestville firehouse in North Greenbush. The 20,000-square-foot building will replace the existing firehouse, built in 1945. It is being built on four acres of land donated by Rensselaer adjacent to the Rensselaer Technology Park. Chris Nolin, Rensselaer director of community and state… Read More

New Vice President for Enrollment Management Named

Jonathan Wexler will join Rensselaer effective July 15


President Shirley Ann Jackson has named Fairleigh Dickinson University Vice President for Enrollment Management Jonathan D. Wexler vice president for enrollment management, effective July 15. “Mr. Wexler brings a great deal of expertise in enrollment management to our leadership team,” said President Jackson. “His experience at a variety of higher education institutions will benefit our… Read More

Rensselaer Wins NAEP Award of Excellence in Procurement

Paul Martin also honored with the David H. Lord Cooperative Purchasing Award

SciQuest, a leading provider of cloud-based business automation solutions for spend management, has announced that Rensselaer has been honored by the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) with an Award of Excellence in Procurement. Rensselaer is a two-time winner of this annual award, which recognizes procurement departments that support and contribute to the overall mission of… Read More

President Jackson Names New Vice President for Student Life

Frank Ross III to join Rensselaer effective June 22

Dr. Ross

President Shirley Ann Jackson has named former Vice President for Student Affairs at Northeastern Illinois University Frank E. Ross III vice president for student life. “I am pleased that Dr. Ross is joining our leadership team,” said President Jackson. “His 20 years of university administration experience, providing guidance to enhance student success, retention, and graduation,… Read More

Middle States Reaccreditation Process in Full Swing


The entire Rensselaer community is, or soon will be, engaged in a comprehensive self-study undertaken as part of the process to secure reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This self-assessment, involving process documentation, surveys, data collection, and interviews by and of faculty and staff on both the Troy and Hartford campuses, will… Read More

President Jackson Advances New Polytechnic During Distinguished Lecture at Vassar

Delivers inaugural Pauline Newman '47 Distinguished Lecture in Science, Technology, and Society

Dr. Jackson and Pauline Newman '47 before the lecture. ©Vassar College/ Karl Rabe

President Shirley Ann Jackson shared her vision for the New Polytechnic—and its unprecedented potential to harness the power of science and technology—at the inaugural Pauline Newman ’47 Distinguished Lecture in Science, Technology, and Society. Held earlier this month at Newman’s alma mater, Vassar College, the lecture acknowledges her contributions in the field of intellectual property… Read More

Rensselaer Strengthens Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

New website provides easy reference to care and support resources, and details avenues for filing a complaint


During the past year, there has been a great deal of national attention related to sexual misconduct and assault incidents on college campuses. President Shirley Ann Jackson convened a task force led by Curtis Powell, vice president for human resources, to review the Institute’s Student Sexual Misconduct Policy. The interdisciplinary task force representing faculty, staff,… Read More

Thank You For Your Input

Inside Rensselaer Survey results


This winter the Division of Strategic Communications and External Relations sent out a survey asking for feedback about Inside Rensselaer (IR). The online survey was announced in both print and online versions in January, and sent to all online IR readers. Thank you to all faculty, staff, students, alumni and alumnae, parents, and community members… Read More