The Institute of Food Technologists, in the 65 years of its existence, has gained a deserved reputation for the geographic diversity of its presidents. In an effort to see which educational institutions have produced the most IFT presidents, I assigned numerical values to the presidents’ academic degrees.

I gave one point for each degree, as designated in the tables by the superscripts b, m, and d, for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate, respectively. Admittedly, this is an arbitrary classifica…

Table 2—Additional Institutions where IFT presidents obtained their degrees

Table 3—Leading sources of education and employment of IFT Presidents

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