Advising & Contact Information

If you are a non-CIAS student, or are unsure who to contact based on the list below, you may send an email to: ciasadvising@rit.edu  or call the main phone number for CIAS Student Services: 585-475-6045. We are located in Gannett, GAN-1075.  It is always best to contact your academic advisor directly. Here is a list of our office staff, including which advisors handle which majors:

laurie alexander

 

Laurie Alexander, Academic Advisor
School of Design: Industrial Design BFA, Interior Design BFA
585.475.7563
laurie.alexander@rit.edu

 

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Lauren Cannon, Academic Advisor
School of Film and Animation: Production & Animation BFA
School of Film and Animation: Motion Picture Sciences BS
585.475.7145
ltcpgd@rit.edu

 

 

kris depalma
Kris DePalma, Academic Advisor
School of Art: Illustration BFA, Medical Illustration BFA
School of Design: New Media Design BFA
Undeclared Art & Design
585.475.6083
kris.depalma@rit.edu

 

 

Meg Giangreco, Academic Advisor
School of Design: Graphic Design BFA
School of Art: Fine Arts Studio BFA
School for American Crafts: all BFA programs
585.475.5950
mmgpgd@rit.edu

 

 

kristie gross

 

Kristie Gross, Assistant Director
All CIAS MFA and MS graduate programs
585.475.7491
kristie.gross@rit.edu

 

 

debbie kingsbury

 

Debbie Kingsbury, Assistant Dean
585.475.5154
Debbie.Kingsbury@rit.edu

 

 

 

Amanda Kowalcyk
Amanda Kowalcyk, Staff Assistant
585.475.5174
Amanda.Kowalcyk@rit.edu

 

 

stephanie Lenhardt

 

Stephanie Lenhardt, Academic Advisor
School of Design: 3D Digital Design BFA
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences: Photojournalism BFA, Visual Media BFA, Fine Art Photography BFA
585.475.5951
stephanie.lenhardt@rit.edu

 

 

Paul Muenzer
Paul Muenzer, Academic Advisor
School of Media Sciences: Media Arts & Technology BS
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences: Biomedical Photographic Communications BS,
Imaging & Photographic Technology BS, Advertising Photography BFA, Undeclared Photography.
585.475.6994
pjmiao@rit.edu

 

 

donna sterlace

 

Donna Sterlace, Staff Assistant
585.475.6045
Donna.Sterlace@rit.edu

 

 

 

Gaby

 

Maria Gabriela Sanchez A., Graduate Assistant
mgspgd@rit.edu

 

 

 


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Co-op and Career Services Contacts

You may access the RIT Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education staff directory here: RIT Co-op/Career Services Staff   Just type in your major and the Career Services Coordinator for your major will be listed!


Financial Aid Contact for CIAS

Samantha Perez               585-475-2186      sjpsfa@rit.edu