Dr. Frank D. Sánchez

  • President

Dr. Frank D. Sánchez took office as the 10th President of Rhode Island College on July 1, 2016. During his tenure he has increased fundraising nearly 200%, secured a $25 million bond to modernize the college’s teacher education building and stabilized a decade of declining enrollments. Previously, he served as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the City University of New York (CUNY), the largest urban public university in the country enrolling over 500,000 students on 24 campuses. Sánchez was responsible for providing system-wide leadership in the coordination, delivery and evaluation of a student-centered university culture.

Prior to CUNY, Sánchez served as vice president for student affairs from 1999 to 2005 at Adams State College in Colorado and as associate vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Colorado-Denver and the Anschutz Medical Center from 2005 to 2010.

Dr. Sanchez graduated from the University of Nebraska with a psychology degree and minor in Chicano Studies, a master’s degree in student affairs and higher education from Colorado State University and a doctorate in higher education administration with concentrations in curriculum and instruction as well as policy from Indiana University.