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Rettaliata, John T., Dr.

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Biography

John T. Rettaliata (1911-2009) served as Illinois Institute of Technology's second president from 1952 - June 30, 1973. His tenure at IIT began in 1945 as a professor of mechanical engineering. He held various campus positions prior to become president including director of the mechanical engineering department, dean of engineering, and vice-president for academic affairs. As president of IIT, he also served as president of Armour Research Foundation where he had previously been a consultant in the ARF mechanical engineering division. Rettaliata's presidency marked a time of continued expansion of the physical campus and IIT's building program. In addition, it was under Rettaliata that the school developed into a university as a result of administrative reorganization and expansion of the school's academic programs.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

IIT President's Reports, 1939-2020

 Collection
Identifier: 024.02.02
Description of the Collection Annual reports on the state of the University; include information on trustees, faculty, awards, finances, academic programs, and campus activities, particularly development of campus facilities and buildings in the 1950s and 1960s. Reports normally include information on Institute of Gas and Armour Research Foundation activities. Some later years are combined with the annual report of IITRI. Beginning 1940, reports prior to 1940 will be found with Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis...
Dates: 1939- 2020

John T. Rettaliata enrollment slides, 1947-1959

 Collection
Identifier: 024.05.04
Description of the Collection Five lantern slides. Four show graphs of undergraduate, graduate and total enrollments at Illinois Institute of technology (Chicago) for day, evening, and combined programs, 1947 - 1959. Slide 1 Day enrollment Slide 2 Evening enrollment Slide 3 Total enrollment Slide 4 Combined graphs Slide 5 is a campus site plan being an aerial view of campus and surrounding area. The campus area has been highlighted and colored indicating "Old buildings in use" and "New construction completed". Image...
Dates: 1947-1959

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