Kenneth Durgans began his appointment as vice provost for institute diversity at the beginning of the semester.His responsibilities include planning and implementing ways to include diversity as part of the planning process for different programs and departments across the Institute.He
will also assist in recruiting minority staff, faculty, and students. Durgans comes from the position of executive director of diversity development and adjunct professor of advanced educational psychology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
While there he
increased the diversity of the tenure-track faculty by 150 percent.He
also speaks on diversity and minority recruitment issues at various organizations.
Herman recipient namedIncoming MBA student Azmat Ahmad has been named a recipient of the Herman Family Fellowship for Women in Entrepreneurship by the Lally School of Management and Technology
has received this award based on her
entrepreneurial spirit, work experience, and academics, as well as other criteria.She will receive a full tuition waiver during her career at RPI, and a stipend of approximately $28,000 for the first two years that she is a teaching assistant.
will receive access to the professional women entrepreneur network and career mentoring. Previous to attending RPI, she worked as a programmer for the Prince Sultan Cardiac Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where she designed and implemented personnel and medical databases.She
also provided technical support for hospital computers as well as maintained hardware and software.