The Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology has named former city of Rochester official and longtime local banker Carlos Carballada as the interim director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship.
Carballada is the former neighborhood and business development commissioner for the city of Rochester, and also served as acting mayor in early 2011.
He had been appointed the 2005 RIT Minett Professor—a one-year appointment bringing area multicultural professionals to the RIT campus to share knowledge and experience with students and faculty, RIT officials said.
“I am delighted to have Carlos Carballada join us as interim director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship,” said dt ogilvie, Saunders College dean. “He brings to CUE the background, experience and qualities that will make him an excellent person in this role. I am confident he will make many value-added contributions to the work at the center.”
Carballada replaces Delmonize Smith, the center’s first director, who recently was appointed commissioner of neighborhood and business development by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren.
A national search for a permanent director will begin July 1, ogilvie said.
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