Rettaliata, John T., Dr.
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.
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Materials pertaining to John T. Rettaliata, president of IIT from 1952 until 1973. These include: 1) A color photograph (8" x 10") of Rettaliata in retirement, ca. 2005. 2) Reception and Dinner honoring Rettaliatas retirement, held May 3, 1973 3) printed copy of "Better Buildings, Better Industrial Design, and Better Cities," an address by Rettaliata at the Chicago Club, June 4, 1954
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