Thomas R. Plough is an American sociologist most notable for having served as president of North Dakota State University and Assumption College.
North Dakota State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, more commonly known as North Dakota State University (NDSU), is a public research university in Fargo, North Dakota. The institution was founded as North Dakota Agricultural College in 1890 as the research land-grant institution for the state of North Dakota. NDSU is a comprehensive doctoral research university with programs involved in very high research activity. NDSU offers 102 undergraduate majors, 170 undergraduate degree programs, 6 undergraduate certificate programs, 79 undergraduate minors, 81 master’s degree programs, 47 doctoral degree programs of study and 10 graduate certificate programs. There were 14,358 students attending NDSU from 47 different states and 79 different countries as of Fall 2017.
Assumption College is a private, Roman Catholic, liberal arts college in Worcester, Massachusetts. Assumption has an enrollment of about 2,117 undergraduates. The college confers Bachelor of Arts degrees in its undergraduate program, Master of Arts and Masters of Business Administration degrees in its graduate program, and associate's degrees through its Continuing Education program. Though majors in the sciences are offered, only Bachelor of Arts degrees are conferred.
Plough is a graduate of Michigan State University. He began his career at Alma College, where he rose to serve as dean of students. He moved to the Eisenhower College and later the Rochester Institute of Technology where he was eventually appointed provost.He also briefly served as acting RIT president in 1991 and again in 1992. Plough resigned in the wake of the same scandal that led to the early retirement of M. Richard Rose.
Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, United States. MSU was founded in 1855 and served as a model for land-grant universities later created under the Morrill Act of 1862. The university was founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, one of the country's first institutions of higher education to teach scientific agriculture. After the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is one of the largest universities in the United States and has approximately 563,000 living alumni worldwide.
Alma College is a private liberal arts college in Alma, Michigan. It enrolls approximately 1,400 students and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Eisenhower College was a small college named after U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, located on Cayuga Lake in Seneca Falls, New York. It was founded on September 21, 1965 as a liberal arts college. Private funds and two federal grants totaling $14.5 million helped established the college, which opened its doors to its first class in 1968.
Plough assumed the presidency of North Dakota State University in 1995 and moved to Assumption College in 1998. He announced his retirement in August 2006.
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a private doctoral university within the town of Henrietta in the Rochester, New York metropolitan area.
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) is the first and largest technological college in the world for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. As one of nine colleges within the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York, NTID provides academic programs, access, ASL in-class interpreters and support services—including on-site audiological, speech-language, and cochlear implant support. As of fall quarter 2012, NTID encompasses just under 10% of RIT's enrollment, 1259 students. Roughly 775 deaf and hard of hearing students are cross-registered into another RIT college's program with support from NTID.
Joel Seligman is the immediate past President of the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York, and is one of the leading authorities on securities law in the United States. Seligman resigned his presidency on January 11, 2018, following a University-wide sexual harassment scandal.
Albert Joseph Simone is a former president of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the University of Hawai'i System.
Robert John Duffy is an American politician who served as Lieutenant Governor of New York from 2011 to 2014. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 65th Mayor of Rochester, New York from 2006 to 2010.
William Wallace Destler is an American university professor and administrator. In 2017 he retired after having served for exactly 10 years as the 9th president of the Rochester Institute of Technology. He held the position from July 1, 2007, succeeding Albert J. Simone.
James Francis Barker was the second president of the Rochester Athenæum and Mechanics Institute, succeeding Carleton B. Gibson, from 1916–1919.
Carleton Bartlett Gibson was a 19th– and 20th-century American industrial educator, most notable for having served as the first president of the Rochester Athenæum and Mechanics Institute from 1910 to 1916.
Royal Bailey Farnum was an American art educator who served in administrative roles in various public and private educational institutions in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Rhode Island during the first half of the 20th century.
Merle Richard Rose was the tenth president of Alfred University from 1974 until 1978, when he left to become the seventh president of the Rochester Institute of Technology from 1979 until 1992.
John Arthur Randall was the fourth President of the Rochester Institute of Technology, succeeding Royal B. Farnum, from 1922 to 1936.
Mark Ellingson was the 5th president of the Rochester Institute of Technology, succeeding John A. Randall, from 1936 – 1969. He rose from a teacher at the institute to the presidency, which he held for longer than anyone before or since, and in many ways he brought the institute into its modern form. During Dr. Ellingson's lengthy tenure in office from 1936 to 1969, enrollment in day and evening classes rose from 2,250 to 16,000. He also oversaw a major expansion of the RIT endowment; a 1937 merger with the Empire School of Printing; the 1944 renaming to "Rochester Institute of Technology" ; the planning, construction, and 1968 transfer to the current campus in Henrietta. He also spearheaded the drive to have RIT selected as the location for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, which admitted its first students in 1968.
Paul Ausborn Miller was the 6th president of the Rochester Institute of Technology, succeeding Mark W. Ellingson, from 1969–1979. He oversaw the completion of the move of the campus to Henrietta and the steady growth of RIT between 1969 and 1981.
Todd Hupp Bullard was a 20th-century American educator, most notable for having served as president of Potomac State College and Bethany College, and provost of Rochester Institute of Technology.
Ian Gatley was the former Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, New Jersey.
He is also a Distinguished Professor of Physics in the department of Physics at the College of Science and Liberal Arts in NJIT.
He is a prolific scholar well known in Astronomy and Imaging Science.
Bal Dixit is the chairman of Newtex Industries. He founded Newtex in 1978 after being one of the first researchers to formulate a viable alternative to asbestos in fire safety gear. In 1977, he started work on developing a product he would later call Zetex in response to the impending asbestos ban. This product exhibits many of the properties of asbestos, without the side effects of lung cancer or mesothelioma.
The Gene Polisseni Center is an ice arena on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus in Henrietta, New York. Ground was broken for the project on October 19, 2012, and the arena was officially dedicated on September 18, 2014.
David C. Munson Jr is an American university professor and administrator. On July 1, 2017 he became the 10th president of the Rochester Institute of Technology, succeeding William W. Destler.
B. Forman Co. was a retail store in Rochester, New York specializing primarily in high-end women's clothing. Once the largest store of its kind between New York and Chicago, the company, founded by Benjamin Forman in the first decade of the twentieth century, closed in 1994. B. Forman Co., along with McCurdy & Co., created Rochester's Midtown Plaza, one of the first enclosed Downtown malls in the United States.
He had served as acting president of RIT twice—first, when former President M. Richard Rose took a sabbatical to work for the CIA in 1991, and again when Rose retired in 1992.
Plough was caught in the middle of a 1991 controversy when RIT was criticized for having links with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Title last held byRobert G. Quinn
| Provost of the Rochester Institute of Technology |
Spring 1984 – July 1994
Stanley D. McKenzie
M. Richard Rose
| President of the Rochester Institute of Technology (acting)|
February 1991 – June 1991
M. Richard Rose
M. Richard Rose
| President of the Rochester Institute of Technology (acting)|
June 1, 1992 – September 1, 1992
Albert J. Simone
J. L. Ozbun
| President of North Dakota State University |
1995 – 30 June 1998
Joseph A. Chapman
Joseph H. Hagan
| President of Assumption College |
1 July 1998 – 30 June 2007
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