- Interim President
Rhode Island College (RIC) is the state's first and oldest institution of public higher education, founded in 1854. It is overseen by the President of Rhode Island College, who reports to the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner (RIOPC).
The RIOPC is the administrative arm of the Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education, which provides oversight and governance for RIC and the Community College of Rhode Island.
The president presides over an executive cabinet comprised of the vice presidents of various offices and divisions throughout the college, as well as other high-ranking members of the college's leadership. The following offices/divisions are overseen by vice presidents: Division of Administration and Finance, Division of Academic Affairs, Division of Advancement and College Relations and Division of Student Success. The Office of the President is overseen by a chief of staff. RIC's Organizational Charts provide much more detail on where the college's offices, schools, and departments sit within the institution.
Rhode Island College's executive divisions and offices include: the Office of the President; the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; the Division of Administration and Finance; the Division of College Advancement; the Division of Student Success; the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; the Office of External Affairs and the Office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education.
The Office of the President executes the college's BOLD vision through education, engagement and advocacy with the college's stakeholders.
The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer at Rhode Island College.
The division is responsible for financial and budgetary systems and processes, information services, human resources, security and safety, facilities and operations, publishing services, and capital projects for a 47 building, 180-acre campus.
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.
From the moment students step on campus, our division supports students throughout the course of their college journey at Rhode Island College.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion leads institutional initiatives that promote a diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community.
We coordinate legislative activities at the state and federal level while engaging external stakeholders in support of the mission, goals and priorities of the college.
Professional Studies and Continuing Education (PSCE) extends the educational offerings and resources of Rhode Island College (RIC) and provides administrative programming support and assistance to affiliated agencies and organizations on and off campus.