David Munson

David Munson

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David Munson

President, Rochester Institute of Technology

david-c-munson-jrYears in current role: 4

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?

Follow the students. They have talents, interests, and aspirations that extend far beyond the classroom.

Who have been the biggest mentors in your career?

My Ph.D. adviser, Professor Bede Liu from Princeton University. He is a model of genius, hard work, grace, and humility.

What are your hopes for the Rochester community this year?

Defeat the pandemic and get back to economic development and social justice.

What do you do to unplug in your free time?

Reading, Netflix, singing, listening to live music, hiking with Nancy, photography, and videoconferencing with our children and grandchildren.

This profile is part of Rochester Business Journal's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. View the full list at rbj.net.