Dr. Ian Mortimer

Dr. Ian Mortimer


A seasoned higher education leader with 30 years’ experience in shaping innovative academic programs, Ian most recently served as vice president for enrollment management and associate provost at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Prior to RIT, Ian held senior-level leadership positions at Nazareth University and Champlain College. He’s also taught at RIT’s Saunders College of Business, as well as St. Bonaventure University. Golisano Institute’s entrepreneurial spirit and its mission resonate deeply with Ian. “There is a clear urgency to provide first-rate, affordable education,” he says, “Golisano Institute will situate itself perfectly as a leading option for learners to receive the highest quality academic and experiential program, while being more economical from an accelerated schedule and lower cost.”


Which of Golisano Institute’s core values speaks to you most?
“Caring.” Because people perform best when they feel safe and supported. We want everyone to perform their best.

Why did you decide to join Golisano Institute?
The higher education system does a tremendous job in moving students with elevated levels of social capital into positions of economic opportunity. Those with lower social and economic capital need more effective options. I also believe that teaching entrepreneurial behaviors and mindsets creates lifelong success.

What are you on a mission to do?
Contribute to Rochester’s rebirth as the most sought-after mid-size city in the United States through an entrepreneurial explosion. We have all of the resources and people to accomplish this goal.