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Albert J. Simone

Albert Joseph Simone
8th President of Rochester Institute of Technology
In office
Preceded by M. Richard Rose
Succeeded by William W. Destler
Personal details
Born (1935-12-16) December 16, 1935
Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Carolie
Parents Edward Simone
Mary DiGiovanni
Alma mater Tufts University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Profession Administrator

Albert Joseph Simone (born December, 1935 in Boston, MA) is a former president of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Henrietta, New York.

Simone earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Tufts in 1957, and his PhD in economics from MIT in 1962.

He served as dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati from 1972 to 1983.

He was both Chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and President of the University of Hawaii System from 1984 to 1992. As President at Manoa, Simone lobbied for greater independence from the Hawaiian legislature’s control in order to retain accreditation. During his tenure, UH Manoa consolidated departments, research institutes and federal cooperative programs from different parts of campus into the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology, a leading education and research resource.

He became president of RIT on September 1, 1992, succeeding M. Richard Rose. Simone was previously president of the University of Hawaii System and chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His tenure at RIT saw additional PhD programs (in microsystems engineering, computing and information sciences, and color science) inaugurated and improvements made to RIT's athletic program (such as the construction of the Gordon Field House and Activities Center and the elevation of the men's hockey team to Division I).

He retired from RIT July 1, 2007, succeeded by William W. Destler.

June 15, 2007 was proclaimed Albert J. Simone Day in Rochester and Monroe County.[1]

Simone served as a Class C director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from January 2000 to January 2003.


From 1965 to 1969 Simone authored five books.


  1. ^ RIT - University News

External links

  • The Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • RIT Archives' collection on Albert J. Simone
Academic offices
Preceded by
Fujio Matsuda
President of the University of Hawaii
Succeeded by
Kenneth P. Mortimer
Preceded by
M. Richard Rose
President of the Rochester Institute of Technology
September 1, 1992 – July 1, 2007
Succeeded by
William W. Destler

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