Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Rhode Island College Mount Pleasant Avenue entrance
What We Do

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer at Rhode Island College.

Contact Information
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Carolynn Masters

Interim Provost and Vice President

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Rhode Island College is one of the top 10 Best Regional Public Universities in New England, according to the 2021 U.S. News and World Report's rankings.


As a comprehensive institution, we serve the educational needs of the citizens of the state, the nation and beyond. Rhode Island College graduates are everywhere. They are business people, artists, musicians, scientists, educators and leaders in many different areas, contributing to the region’s vibrancy and economic development. The college is the largest producer of teachers in the state, and it is a primary source of health-care professionals: nurses, medical imaging staff, social workers and counselors.

Academic Affairs Division Directory 2022-2023

Academic Leadership and Professional Staff


Faculty and Staff Emeriti

Emeriti appointments may be conferred by the president when a member of the college faculty or senior administrative staff retires from active service in good standing, and that individual has served with exceptional distinction.

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Mary Tucker Thorp Award

The Mary Tucker Thorp College Professorship is awarded each academic year to a full professor with at least six years of service at Rhode Island College who has demonstrated excellence in teaching along with excellence in scholarship and/ or excellence in professional and collegial service.