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The Board of Trustees has named Martin A. Schmidt, currently Provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as the next president of Rensselaer. Schmidt will take office July 1, 2022.

“…There is really something special about being given the opportunity to lead your undergraduate alma mater. RPI has a very bright future, and I look forward to helping to shape that future…”

Martin A. Schmidt, President-Elect Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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“Rensselaer’s adventurous innovation and focus on the most important research, technological, and social questions of our time will continue, as will the continued development of global leaders trained and guided to improve humanity and our planet. I am certain that Marty Schmidt will further raise, inspire, and strengthen RPI’s place in the world.”

Arthur Golden, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Chairman’s Statement to the Community
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