Alumni Association Board of Directors

2023-2024 Alumni Association Board of Directors

Our Mission: To promote lifelong relationships between current and future alumni of Rhode Island College and strengthen communication and engagement between alumni and the college. We also strive to create and nurture opportunities for personal and financial investment in RIC's future.


  • periodically review the association's mission and purpose
  • ensure effective organizational planning
  • ensure adequate resources available to our alumni community
  • determine and monitor the association's programs and services
  • support alumni affinity groups and programs
  • evaluate the board's performance 

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Alumni Association Committees

The work that our committees pursue means that their members are truly A.N.C.H.O.R.S. of our institution. These individuals: Advocate, Network, Contribute, Help, Organize, Recruit, and Serve.

Please email the Office of Alumni Relations if you are interested in learning more or joining one of the Alumni Association's working committees.

The committee reviews nominations for alumni and honor roll awards and recommends a slate of honorees each year to the full board for approval. Committee members are also responsible for event procedures and processes, and are involved in many aspects of the planning and implementation of the awards dinner.

Co-Chairs: Shawn Andrews '10 & Colleen Callahan '72, '76

The committee ensures that varied and effective programs and signature events are developed and implemented to strengthen the Rhode Island College alumni affiliation and meet the needs of Rhode Island College. Such programming includes:

  • Homecoming & Reunion Weekend
  • year-long engagement activities

Co-Chairs: Georgia Fortunato '81, '85 & Pamela Ryan '92

Working closely with Alumni Association staff and members of partner offices and colleagues on campus, members of this committee assist with program development, fundraising events, and selection of student recipients as well as ensure that all scholarship and RICochet Emergency Assistance monies are awarded.

Co-Chairs: Sarah Courtemanche O'Brien '09 & Debra Servello '85

The committee works to ensure that all Rhode Island College graduates receive consistent and effective communications. Committee duties include assisting with the creation and content for the alumni magazine and assisting with the Alumni Association social media and overall communication strategy.

Co-Chairs: Sandra Enos '71 & Tamar Russell Brown '02

The Executive Committee shall consist of the Officers, immediate Past-President, and the Director of Alumni Advancement & Engagement, [non-voting]. When the Board of Directors is not in session, the Executive Committee shall have and may exercise the authority to act on behalf of the Board of Directors, as provided under the Rhode Island Non-Profit Corporation Act, and shall report any action taken at its next meeting.

Chair: Georgia Fortunato '81, '85

The Finance Committee shall consist of the Treasurer as Chair and a minimum of three (3) Directors and/or members of the alumni body. The Committee will prepare an annual budget for Board approval and shall also review and act upon recommendations of the professional staff of the College and of any outside investment advisors in reference to the investment of funds. The Chair or a designated committee member shall report to the next succeeding meeting of the Board of Directors on any and all actions taken.

Chair: Kevin San '12, M.P.Ac. '13, Vice Chair: Ratha Sen '12

The Rhode Island College Alumni Association feels that it is important to keep the bond between the College and our graduates of the last decade strong and mutually rewarding. Members of this committee assist with alumni programming, events, and outreach to graduates of the last ten years as well as building relationships with current students and an early connection to the Association.

Co-Chairs: Madeline LeBlanc-Borsari '20 & Mia Palumbo '18, '22

The committee has a special interest in and stewardship responsibility for the institution’s vast and rich history and heritage. The committee on College History and Heritage will work to establish plans and specific projects to research and create public information on the history and heritage of the Rhode Island Normal School, the Rhode Island College of Education and Rhode Island College.


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Office of Alumni Relations

The Alumni Association proudly serves our 75,000+ graduates of Rhode Island College by providing resources, events and benefits exclusively to our alumni community.