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Rettaliata, John T., Dr.

 Person

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:

John T. Rettaliata position papers, 1965

 Collection
Identifier: 024.05.06
Description of the Collection "IIT Position Papers" on approaches to education for a technological age by Dr. John T. Rettaliata. Printed as 4-page brochures, apparently for mass distribution. Appears to be the complete run. 01 - Jan. Education as our Foremost Resource 02 - Feb. The Education of an Engineer 03 - Mar. The Liberal Arts in our Day 04 - Apr. Where the Lines of...
Dates: 1965

Pullman Foundation records, 1950-1962

 Collection
Identifier: 024.05.08
Description of the Collection

Materials related to the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation, 1950 - 1962, and John T. Rettaliata's services as a member of the Board of Director. Names frequently appearing include Florence Lowden Miller and Dorothy Miller (Secretary). Two letters are signed by Graham R. Taylor: April 26, 1956 to Rettaliata and Oct. 25, 1957 to Mrs. C. Phillip Miller (in folder 4 or 5).

Dates: 1950-1962

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