Interim president Somerson named RISD president

ROSANNE SOMERSON HAS BEEN named the 17th president of Rhode Island School of Design, effective immediately. She has been serving as interim president since Jan. 1, 2014. / COURTESY JO SITTENFELD/RISD
ROSANNE SOMERSON HAS BEEN named the 17th president of Rhode Island School of Design, effective immediately. She has been serving as interim president since Jan. 1, 2014. / COURTESY JO SITTENFELD/RISD
(Updated 2:48 p.m.) PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island School of Design has named its interim president, Rosanne Somerson, to lead the institution following a nine-month, global presidential search. In a brief interview on campus Wednesday, Somerson, the first female alumna and second graduate to be named president, highlighted priorities that include increased scholarships, diversity, attention to…

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