Division of College Advancement

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What We Do

We build meaningful relationships, create engaging content and memorable experiences that amplify the college’s brand promise on campus, online and throughout the RIC community and beyond.

Contact Information
Vice President for College Advancement and Interim Executive Director of the Rhode Island College Foundation

Kimberly Conway Dumpson

We open doors of opportunity through awareness, engagement and philanthropy.



As the first institution of higher education in the state, we are here to provide students with an affordable postsecondary education, create solutions that will address our community's most pressing needs, and empower a diverse workforce, which can improve the quality of life for citizens throughout our state and the beyond. If we Collectively, we can make a BOLD impact. Won't you join us?


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Alumni Relations

We foster lifelong alumni engagement with the college through communication, activities and volunteer engagement.


College Events and Conference Services

We create memorable experiences and serve as the point of contact for internal and external event planners seeking to hold events and activities on campus.  

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Communications and Marketing

When we look into the eyes of our students, we see it – a fierce determination, a spirit of resilience. Some call it grit. We call it BOLD. Learn more about our brand and how we partner with our colleagues to tell stories of resilience, impact and success.

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Multimedia Production Studio

In collaboration with the Department of Communication, we provide students with hands-on multimedia production experience while amplifying the college's top brand messages through video storytelling. 


News and Media Relations

We connect with local, regional and national outlets to raise awareness about the bold impact of Rhode Island College.

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Rhode Island College Foundation

We build meaningful relationships with alumni and friends whose philanthropic support helps the college achieve its mission of offering accessible higher education to students from around the state, region and beyond.

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Web Communications

We raise awareness and engagement among the college's stakeholders by maintaining and stewarding the college’s online gateway.

Featured News & Stories

Campus News

Bounty of Fresh Food Headed to Donovan Dining

Yes, Rhode Island College does have a campus garden and it's a significant provider for menu items in the Donovan Dining Center. Pictured are Dean Faiola, dining center executive chef and Jim Murphy, RIC sustainability coordinator inspecting the garden.

Related Events

Open to the Public! Community conversations about health equity in conjunction with the public health and equity sign language interpreting program at RIC.

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Join us for a happy hour night out at The Last Resort Bar in Smithfield on Thursday, August 19th. ⁠Open to graduates of the last 5 years (Classes of 2017-2021)!