Kate Gleason College of Engineering
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Dean Harvey Palmer
Associate Dean Matthew Marshall (Interim)
Assistant Dean, Administration Sharon Stevens
Buildings James E. Gleason Hall
Website http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe

The Kate Gleason College of Engineering (abbreviation: KGCOE) is the RIT college focusing on engineering classes, excluding Software Engineering. Its core mission is undergraduate education with a faculty that is passionate about engineering and focused on student success.


The college was originally named the College of Applied Science. It was renamed as the College of Engineering in 1971. In 1998, the college was named after Kate Gleason as the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.[1]

College Overview

The college recently added the nation’s first Ph.D. program in microsystems engineering.



Year Name Position
1965-1971 Edward T. Kirkpatrick[1] Dean of Engineering
1971-1972* Edward T. Kirkpatrick[1] Dean
1972-1989 Richard A. Kenyon[1] Dean
1989-1990 Charles Haines[1] Acting Dean
1990-2000** Paul Petersen[1][2] Dean
2000-Present Harvey Palmer[3] Dean
* In 1971, the College of Applied Science was renamed College of Engineering.
** In 1998, the College of Engineering was renamed Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Academic Departments

Academic Programs

The Kate Gleason College of Engineering offers the following undergraduate degrees:

The college also offers the following graduate degrees:


Year Award Organization
2002 6th Place - Engineering college that offer master's degrees U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Colleges"

See also

External Links

Kate Gleason College of Engineering Website


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Kate Gleason College of Engineering History
  2. Intel and Gleason honored for major contributions to Engineering
  3. Harvey Palmer