College Leadership

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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).

What is the 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.

RIC's Organizational Structure

President Jack R. Warner

President Jack R. Warner

Dr. Jack R. Warner was appointed President of Rhode Island College on July 1, 2022. 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 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.

President's Executive Cabinet

Executive Divisions and Offices

The President's Executive Cabinet members oversee these executive divisions and offices: 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.

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Office of the President

The Office of the President executes the college's BOLD vision through education, engagement and advocacy with the college's stakeholders.

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Academic Affairs

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

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Administration & Finance

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.​​​​​​​​​

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College Advancement

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.

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Student Success

From the moment students step on campus, our division supports students throughout the course of their college journey at Rhode Island College.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion leads institutional initiatives that promote a diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community.

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External Affairs

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.

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Professional Studies and Continuing Education

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.