|President of Rochester Institute of Technology|
Mark Ellingson was appointed president of RIT in 1936. He served until 1969.
He oversaw a tremendous growth of the Rochester Institute of Technology in the near Downtown, in what is known as the Corn Hill area now, and Rochester Downtown area near West Main Street and Plymouth Avenue.
He saw the need for more growth, oversaw the move in 1968 and 1969 out to the new campus in Henrietta which was spurred on by the Inner Loop project, which would have gone right through the downtown campus and disrupted it unless the school moved.
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