Platform

The mission of Renew Rensselaer is to improve the governance, leadership, financial condition, and overall transparency of RPI while aligning its core constituenciesalumni, trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and studentstoward the singular purpose of re­establishing its excellence in technological education. Fundamental to the achievement of this mission is the adoption of policies to stimulate increased alumni financial support and grow alumni involvement with the Institute. Therefore, we seek adoption and implementation by the RPI Board of Trustees (the Board) of the following platform statements:

  1. Embrace and implement policies for governance, financial transparency, and campus climate, as espoused by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB).
  2. Encourage and facilitate regularly scheduled, open, unfiltered dialogue by the Board with faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
  3. Enable periodic nominations for, and elections of, at least two Board members by means of an open process conducted by the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA).
  4. Provide ample space within Rensselaer Magazine for content solely developed by the RAA and its president; for example, an editorial column.
  5. Affirm the tradition and unique independence of the Rensselaer Union, as managed and run by students, within broad guidelines that can only be overturned by a majority of the Board.
  6. Focus on debt reduction to boost RPI’s credit ratings.
  7. Grow RPI’s endowment to $2 billion by its 200th anniversary.
  8. Renew RPI’s traditional focus on undergraduate academic programs and emphasize improvements to its physical facilities, such as the lecture halls, classrooms, and laboratories.
  9. Develop and implement periodic, unique marketing and promotional campaigns to reposition RPI as a world-class technological institution based on its own trademarked brand of “Why Not Change the World?®
  10. Initiate a search, at the appropriate time, for a new president whose term would commence upon the completion of the current president’s existing contract term.

If the Board approves this platform, the alumni members of Renew Rensselaer will commit to offering significant time and financial resources to assist the president and staff of the Institute with its implementation.


Alumni Pledging Support
  • Alexander Norman '18
  • Dean Roth '84, '85
  • Erica Lane '18
  • Hannah Merrow '18
  • Peter C. Spaulding '73, '74G
  • Philip Yoon '03
  • Paul Pacun '84
  • Sara Sass '12
  • Ben Klein '08
  • Steve Sutton '66, '68G
  • Francis Kruszenski '70
  • William Daniels '69
  • James Suh '98
  • Lance Hagenbuch '87
  • Steve Warner '06
  • Matt McNeely '05
  • Steven Schwalje '92
  • Stephanie Kern-Allely '17
  • John E. Corbett '68
  • Richard W. Page '58
  • Kevin Dean '69
  • John R. Marshall '81
  • Vincenz Buhler '14
  • James J Foxvog '74
  • John Ivory '81
  • Jeffrey Balcom '03
  • Dan Stephens '05
  • Adam Brooks '10
  • George Quintal Jr. '72
  • Alexandra More '13
  • Joshua Chicorelli MBA 2018
  • Stephen Austin '84
  • Kathy Knight '78
  • Peter Koski '83
  • Bryce Northrop '21
  • Paul Douglass '98
  • Daniel Kahn '76
  • Cornell Wright '77
  • Michael Sisson '85
  • William K. Grefe '03
  • Ethan Kranick '20
  • Kelli Gardner '10
  • Tom Reale '04
  • Drew Van Houten '82
  • Chris Rourk '97
  • Brandon Lyon '03
  • Michael Trachsler '05
  • Adam Burr '96
  • Brian Maloney '98
  • Roberta Chase Wilding '97, '03
  • Richard E. Chase '64
  • Christopher Manzuk '94
  • Nicole Thomas '01, '06G
  • David Wollkind '64, '66 G, '68 PhD
  • Edward J. Kinsella '78
  • Bradley Mock 2001, 2006
  • Kelly A. Jefferson 1986, 1987
  • Ira Cooper '96
  • George A. Articolo '61
  • William C. Wurst 1971, 1977
  • Anthony Buffa '64
  • Morgan Evans '87
  • Gene Greger '91
  • Kim Rockwell ‘13
  • Joseph Stadelmann '86
  • Harry Church '71
  • Pete Tasker '66
  • Mark Toppel '12
  • Douglas Hoover 1992, 2000
  • Stephen A. Myers '58
  • Curt Heuring 1978, 1982
  • Matt Healey 1993/4
  • Art Gatenby '55
  • Michael T. Keenan '71, '72
  • John Whalen '08
  • Donald G. Cote '66
  • Lee Hiller '62
  • Chris Schierer '95
  • RC Turner '76
  • Shawn Andrews '13
  • Justin Heafy '09
  • Robert Dunie 2002, 2004
  • Richard Grieve '68
  • Olivia vonNieda '13
  • Robert Langan '14
  • Charles Von Thun '89
  • Robert Harper '67
  • Mark Lewin 1965-1970
  • David Inman '69
  • Robert Buchanan '66
  • Mitchell Tress '64
  • Anne McClure Gulledge '87
  • Peter Sutherland '03
  • Gabriel Jaquish '13
  • Roger H. Lourie '63
  • Michael Bartikoski '84
  • Robert Eisenstat '75
  • Alan Mironer '57
  • Patrick N. Boccio '90
  • Justin Lavoie '10
  • William J. Mills '78
  • Michael DuBois '80
  • Willliam C. Tetley '76, '96
  • Douglas G. Hancher '79
  • Michael V. Battista '08
  • Thomas Hendrican '76
  • Bryon H. Rakoff '17
  • Amy Manocchi Barrett '06
  • Carl A. Rubenstein '80
  • Thomas Engel '74, '75G
  • Daniel Senie '83
  • John Ward '70
  • Adam Cleri 2008-2009
  • Steve Shashok '70
  • Larry Li '16
  • Curt H 1978, 1982
  • John H. Rancourt '68, '72, '81
  • Angela Forgione '17
  • Susan DiFranzo '96
  • Christina Vitting '18
  • Morin Adler '10
  • Logan Rotolo '18
  • Lia Brodeur '17
  • Emily (Rabe) Heisig ‘17
  • Nathan Pankowsky '13
  • Len Bower 1969/1973
  • Kent Hatton '07
  • Arthur Murphy '58
  • Mark E. Goldman '68
  • Taylor Smith '03
  • Theodore Browne '17
  • Frederick Wuenschel '69, '72G
  • Tanner Boucher 2009 - 2012
  • Karen Wisniewski '80 '84
  • Tyler Hinman '06
  • William Briggs '68, '69
  • Joel B. Hirsh '72
  • Michael D. Steele 1995, 1997
  • Michael S. Radlick '80
  • Michael Wellner '64
  • Emmett M. Partain '77, '82
  • Bob Koch '73
  • Nick Palmieri '16
  • David Lober '09
  • Laurie Leonard '92
  • Aaron Tobias '13, '14G
  • Morgan Evans 83-87
  • Jiaoyan Du '17
  • Mark A. Palmer '87, '95PhD
  • Richard Kapela '91
  • Mark Dunlea '75
  • Charles R. Kertell '66
  • Jennifer Scharfe '06
  • Maureen Regan Robinson '77
  • Ellen Bradley '95
  • Adam Champagne '20
  • Fred Burnette '84
  • Nicholas Souza '10
  • Michael Wallace '09
  • Alex Hegyi '09
  • Jacob '16
  • Eric Yanulis '13
  • Kyle Keraga '15
  • Kevin Gross '76, '78G
  • Jon Bergman 1994 / 1996
  • Richard E. Vehlow, PE, MBA BSME 1991, MSME 1993, MBA 2002
  • Jerren Gould '69
  • Lawrence Loucka ‘78
  • Shannon Hitchcock Schantz ‘05
  • Stephen Rosenthal 78 / 81
  • Valerie Lyons '75
  • Chris "Jim" Hill '83
  • Bruce Wollenberg '64, '66
  • Lizzy Postel '14
  • William Jameson '79
  • Charles Kramer '61
  • Stephen Krause '93
  • Josh Goldberg '15
  • Dr. George A. Articolo '61
  • Brian Werneke '09, '15
  • Matt Lavallee '10
  • Jeffrey Andritz '03, 07G
  • Robert F. Kirchner '87, '88G
  • Ben Stovall '17
  • David Evans '79
  • Stephen T. Mohr '82, '97G
  • Christopher Manzuk 94, 06G
  • Louis Billera ‘64
  • Dan Zollman '11
  • Katelyn Kwoka '12
  • Robert J. Humphreys '09, '09G
  • Jonathan Couch '95
  • Diana Crossley '86, '87
  • John G. Flick '78
  • Bob Bogash '65
  • Ryan Clapp '09, '10
  • Ben Vreeland '13, '14G
  • Mark Allen 1982-1987
  • Santosh Vaghela '07
  • Dan Bauer '97
  • Derek Murawsky '07
  • Dennis C. LaGatta '73, '74
  • Kate Marciano '14
  • Steve Badera '09
  • James Stevenson '65
  • Marc Dean '94
  • Allyson (Poranski) Hughes '09
  • Ruth Thornton '86
  • Wendy Verschoor '00
  • James M. Hill '68
  • Josh Jacobson '17
  • Andrew Henderson '06
  • Paul Bylenok '65, '67
  • Melanie Depoian '09
  • Andrew W. Sklar '15
  • Robert Venusti '60
  • Zach Rowe '11
  • Charles Joseph Touhill '60, '64PhD
  • Matthew Fortunado '11
  • Hannah DeLisle-Stall '10
  • John Fox '91
  • Bryan Knight '05
  • Janice Johnson '75
  • Ann Valliyakalayil '06
  • Colin E. Ingham '69
  • Brian R. Zaik '10
  • Katelyn Kelly '13
  • Tim Vanderpoel '03
  • Timothy Crawford '12
  • Kevin Parnow '17
  • Selena Willoughby ‘11, ‘12G
  • Greg Moore '90
  • Todd Thomas 93 & 94
  • Sarah Lauser ‘06
  • Corinne Skala '16
  • Nimit Dhulekar '15
  • Horst Tebbe '63
  • Arthur Schwartz 1974-1978
  • Melissa Moncher Ackerman '86
  • Thomas A. Silvestrini '90
  • Christopher Lopinto '02
  • Gregory M. Arena '97, '98G
  • Ben Peacock '16
  • Kyle Armstrong '06
  • George Gardner '74, '75G
  • Tom McNellis 1981, 1982
  • James Maune '92
  • Stanley Neumann 1971, 1974
  • Christopher Leong '16
  • Stephanie Lennon '13
  • Sam Williams '08
  • Nicholas Payne '15
  • Euan Somerscales '60G
  • Malea Grubb '15
  • John Veilleux 1960-1964
  • David M Murdoch '58
  • Lou Lambruschi '79
  • Paul Safran '85
  • Dr. John D. Mason '11
  • Charles (Andy) Light '71, '72
  • Andrew Armenia '08, '10G
  • Colleen Janeiro '06G, '10G
  • Richard Speicher '75
  • Donald Pendagast III '07
  • Charles Emala '10
  • Gregory Braddock '13
  • Haris Khan '11
  • Michael Gardner '17
  • Christopher Gill '02
  • James Waugaman '68, '74
  • David W. Duglin '67
  • Ronald L. Aylor '72, '76
  • Patricia Leusner '10
  • Michael Fitzgerald '00
  • Edward McGettigan '91
  • Todd Kornely '97
  • Michael Fornasiero '10G
  • Kevin Rhoads '07
  • Shawn Daly '01
  • Sydney Cheng '18
  • Rick Sterner '79, '83G
  • Christine Ciccone Horan '99
  • Edward Larsen 1962-71
  • Steve Sperazza '17
  • Stephen Konya '01
  • Bob Phelan '80, '83
  • William Schmarder '08
  • Michael Broder '83
  • John Hazel '65
  • Ward A. Cavanaugh '48
  • Joseph Dougherty '12
  • Sue Stevens Larsen '70
  • Jonathan Janssen ‘03, ‘07
  • Greg Paige '85
  • Christopher A. Waite '73
  • Jane (Brewer) Heaney '80
  • William Lee '90
  • Mark Graber '89
  • Michael Krein '07, '11
  • William Yerazunis '78, '79G, '87G
  • Lorelei Schreiber '10, '15G
  • David Noble '92
  • George Schneider '79
  • Geoff Felger '74
  • Dan Kahn '76
  • Glenn Herb '72, '73G
  • Alexandra Allen '15
  • David Singer '75, '76G
  • Jeffrey Sherman '17G
  • Bruce Byorkman '79
  • Glenn Rothwell '16
  • Thomas J. Tierno '11G
  • Kelly Burghart '14
  • Patrick Tirino '94
  • Frank Timbone '92, '95
  • John R. Weiss '74
  • Jason Slingerland '15
  • Melissa Schenck '13
  • Hank Sobel '62
  • Ben Baer '21
  • Sharon Lichten Stenger '87
  • Bill Irvine '72
  • Jennifer Piatek '92
  • Lori Lai Cox '94
  • James Felicito '03
  • Christopher Rittendale '13
  • Brian Soeder '98
  • Eric Pearl '89
  • Rich Bodane '69, '70
  • Christopher Farrar '00
  • Bruce Feingold '87
  • Abigail Charest '98
  • Gene Dorsi '85
  • Anton Gereau '09
  • Brent Solina '12
  • Sheila Fields '72
  • John McNeil '01
  • Richard Shetron '76, '86
  • Andrew Sheh '02, '03
  • Dylan Rees '19
  • William R. Miller '68
  • Christopher Jamison '87
  • Arthur Gatenby 1951-1955
  • Joni Halabi '00, '03G
  • Andrew Brush '83
  • Jacqueline Luciano '79
  • Robert F. Babb II '76
  • Sean Lewis 2015-2016
  • Kevin Law '15
  • Lawrence Amrose '88
  • Tyler Moylan '13
  • Joshua Rubenstein '07
  • Frederick Alm '98
  • Bernard M. Chester 1968-1972
  • Henry Voegeli '07G
  • Jeffrey Morton '14, '14G
  • Dennis 1970-1974
  • Benjamin Hunt '10, '11G
  • Judy Austin-Rancourt '93G
  • Richard Hartt '70
  • Chuck Rancourt '70, '74
  • Jeffrey B. Curtis '77
  • Eliot Graham '67, '74
  • Richard Hill '74
  • Jack Burton '81
  • William O. Grefe '76, '05
  • Dave Towle '79
  • Jan Pirrong '69, '70G
  • Barry Fox '80
  • Jessica Thomas '96, '02G
  • Jonathan P Diehl '08
  • Deborah Kaminski '73
  • John Crawford '09
  • Kevin Walker '82
  • Wyatt Nordstrom '98
  • Rich Bolbrock '68, '70G
  • Eleanor Finegan Ryan '83
  • Rob Colonna '00
  • Julie Hawkins '11
  • Bruce M. Smackey '62, '69G
  • Edward K. Welch II '77
  • Kaitlyn Voccola Muller '06, '08G, '11G
  • Mackenzie Brown '10
  • Brian Borchers '85, '92G
  • Bob Saidi '77
  • Nicole Ross '11
  • Mark Murdoch '84
  • Randall Duke '77
  • Brian Menyuk '95, '98G
  • Nao Nozawa '13, '13G
  • Trevor Molineaux '15
  • Erica R. Braunschweig '17
  • Matthew Schroyer '10
  • William C. Jennings '66
  • August Rulewich '17
  • Matthew DeMio '19
  • Lauryn M. Curtis '16
  • Jestina Mascaro '09
  • Kevin Ung ‘13
  • Brigid Angelini '15
  • Michael Marinaccio ‘72, ‘74G
  • Elizabeth Hilliard '15
  • Douglas K. Nicolaisen '84
  • Theodore J. Weidner '77, '79, '80, '99
  • Bryan McMahon '13, '13G
  • Kathryn Worden '04
  • Brandy Beyer McKinnon '08
  • Tom Tough '69, '72G
  • Máirín Duffy '03, '04G
  • Air Munic '14, '16
  • Taylor '15
  • Mark E. Goldman '68
  • Sami Hansen '16
  • William Charles Roth '77
  • Dylan Lingenau '17
  • William Strang '77
  • Jason Wright '99, '00
  • Hagan Blount 97-01
  • Jeffrey Freed '83
  • Melanie Tibbetts '10
  • Jon Kessler '79, '82G
  • David B. Roggenkamp '85
  • Thomas P. Hendrican '76
  • James Kilbride '99, '03, '06, '11
  • Allan Libby '03
  • Michael Silverstein '72, '73G
  • Rebecca Raha Radparvar '15
  • Ben Wright '16
  • Colleen Dargie '82
  • Lisa Shiskin '86
  • Stephen F. Flood '81
  • Paul Buckley '77, '79G
  • Robert Downey 86-90
  • Emily Phillips '17
  • Sue Hutchinson '81, '82G
  • Robert H.W. Jones, III '73
  • Douglas Lyon '83
  • Bruce D. Miller '77, '78G
  • Alex M. Zislin '72, '75G, '76G
  • Ryan Hawthorne '08
  • Bill McCormick '10, '10G
  • Ashley Harp '02
  • Christopher S. Newhard '13
  • William Heerdt '77
  • Catherine E Sullivan '82
  • Randell Jesup '84
  • Vivek Marthi '16
  • Charles B. Powers '67 , '68G
  • W. Guerrieri '70
  • Ira Goldman '68, '69G
  • Jonathan K. Witter '82, '83G
  • Walter Piskorski '70
  • Andrew Nash '79
  • Julie Calzone '74
  • Edward Ahlsen-Girard '80
  • William Hope '71
  • Jim Holmes '87
  • Kenneth Levites ‘74
  • John D. Wilbur '71
  • Arthur N. Landau '68, '70G
  • Gordy Benoit '70, '71G
  • Bob Turner ‘70
  • Reilly Hamilton ‘12
  • Kenley Cheung '13
  • Elizabeth Anderson '14, '14G
  • Kevin Hamburger ‘75
  • Chuck Phelan '67, '76G
  • Jim Napolitano '77
  • Wade Abbott '95
  • Michael Cuozzo '17
  • Julia Leusner '08
  • John Krob '78
  • Peter Vanderzee '70
  • Ted Mirczak '66
  • Bill Criss '68, '69G

Additionally, 79 alumni have pledged their support but chose to not display their names here.