President Frank D. Sánchez
A higher education leader with a background in student affairs, President Sánchez was appointed as the 10th president of Rhode Island College in 2016. Guided by the college's Building Futures plan, he has led the transformation of the college's physical plant with more than $100M in investments and positioned the college as a first-choice institution for first-generation students, particularly students of color.
"We must ensure that the next generation of leaders have critical thinking skills coupled with empathy, compassion and care to make this state and world a better place. We must foster a climate where all students feel valued, supported, encouraged and educated. This is our collective mission."
-Frank D. Sánchez
A BOLD FUTURE
Rhode Island College is a first-choice institution of opportunity for Rhode Islanders, including both traditional and nontraditional students continuing their education. Our mission is clear - to deliver an accessible, high-quality, affordable education to all who seek it and to support Rhode Islanders at every step as they pursue their goals; to develop the skilled, highly-educated workforce that will lead Rhode Island into a BOLD future.
The tangible and transformational change we seek begins and ends with each of us – together, as one college with one vision. Together, we are developing bold solutions and a commonly held plan to ensure that our institution thrives well into the future.
President's Executive Cabinet
The President's Executive Cabinet is comprised of the leaders of the college's key administrative divisions and offices:
- Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Vice President
- Administration and Finance
- Vice President for Advancement
- Associate Vice President Diversity
- Equity and Inclusion
- Associate Vice President
- Professional Studies and Continuing Education
- Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives
- Interim Executive Director
- External Relations and Communications
- Assistant to the President