Anne Haake

Anne Haake

Anne Haake

Dean, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology 

Years in current role: 6 

Haake became the first female dean of RIT’s computing college on April 1, 2016, after serving as interim dean for nine months. The computing college houses three of RIT’s largest programs: computer science, game design and development, and software engineering. 

Before becoming dean of Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, Haake spent 15 years at RIT serving in interdisciplinary curriculum development roles for several programs, including bioinformatics, medical informatics, the Ph.D. in computing and information sciences and the human-computer interaction master’s program. 

Haake helped to plan and build the leadership team for the Global Cybersecurity Institute at RIT, a 52,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that opened last fall. 

Haake announced earlier this year that she is stepping down as dean at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. A leader in interdisciplinary research, Haake plans to take a year sabbatical to refresh her research before joining the RIT faculty. 

In 2012, Haake was named RIT’s first National Science Foundation Expert in the foundation’s Division of Biological Infrastructure and served as a program director for the division.