S. Hunter Professorship
In 1982, RIT established the Richard S. Hunter Professorship in Color Science, Appearance, and Technology funded by Richard and Elizabeth Hunter. The stated purpose of the chair was to increase RIT's research and educational efforts in the area of color science, appearance and technology in order to "benefit the industry and science concerned with color."
The first holder of the Chair was Dr. Franc Grum. His main interests included developing a graduate program in color science, building the Munsell Color Science Laboratory into a secondary standardization laboratory in optical radiation measurements, and increasing RIT's notoriety internationally via his activities through the International Commission on Illumination (CIE). Dr. Grum was the Hunter Professor during 1983 through 1985. At the end of 1985, he suffered a fatal automobile collision.
In 1987, Dr. Roy S. Berns was named the Hunter Professor.
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