Office of the President
A Message from President Frank Sánchez
Since our founding in 1854, Rhode Island College has been delivering a quality higher education in innovative ways, with programs and practices well ahead of its time. I am proud to serve as the 10th president of our state’s first institution of public higher education, and I’m excited to build on our strong foundation of excellence.
At RIC, our goal is to prepare our students to be engaged citizens and prepared for tomorrow’s workforce demands by ensuring they have the support, skills and opportunities necessary to thrive. We know that an extraordinary collegiate experience includes top-notch academic programs, significant learning opportunities beyond the classroom and state-of-the-art facilities. Moreover, a quality student experience must offer an environment in which all ideas, experiences, thoughts and backgrounds are valued and welcomed.
RIC has a long history as a higher education leader and a pioneer, from experiential learning to studying abroad to research opportunities for students. I invite you to browse our web site, join us on a campus for a tour and learn about the quality, value and innovation at Rhode Island’s first public institution.