Austin McChord to Deliver Commencement Address at RIT

May 18, 2017

Austin McChord to Deliver Commencement Address at RIT

By: Chris Brunau

Datto CEO, Austin McChord, will deliver the commencement address at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) on May 19.

Austin graduated from RIT with a degree in bioinformatics and serves on the university’s board of trustees.

RIT President Bill Destler said the university is honored to have McChord addressing its graduate. "Austin McChord embodies the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that is RIT," Destler said. "We are so proud of all he has accomplished, and what he has brought back to the Rochester community. Our graduating students and their families will find his story inspiring."

Austin's ties with the community extend beyond his involvement with RIT. Recently, it was announced that Datto will expand our Rochester office with up to 200 new jobs as part of New York's Upstate Revitalization Initiative.

The commencement ceremony will be live streamed beginning at noon.