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EDWIN R. PACHECO, who four months ago began pursuing a run for U.S. Congress, has been named the new CEO and president of Special Olympics Rhode Island. / COURTESY SPECIAL OLYMPICS RHODE ISLAND

Pacheco, former congressional candidate, now Special Olympics R.I.’s new CEO, president

SMITHFIELD – Four months ago, Edwin R. Pacheco set his sights on wanting to be the newest member of U.S. Congress from Rhode Island....

Achievement First buys former Katherine Gibbs College campus in Cranston for...

CRANSTON – The former Cranston campus for Katharine Gibbs College recently sold for $16 million to a Rhode Island charter school company that’s been...

Crossroads R.I. names Textron’s Duffy new board chair

PROVIDENCE – Julie Duffy, executive vice president at Textron Inc., was appointed the new chairperson of homeless support nonprofit Crossroads Rhode Island’s board of...

THE NEW GUARD: Fuller says UMass Dartmouth has many capabilities to...

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in an occasional series of interviews with the region’s new wave of higher education leaders.) Mark Fuller acknowledges...
TEST CRITIC: Eric J. Mitnick, dean of the University of Massachusetts School of Law in Dartmouth, stands outside the Licht Judicial Complex in Providence. Mitnick is among the legal observers who believe the bar exam should be changed to better test the skills would-be attorneys will need to practice law. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will bar exam undergo more change in future?

A year after Rhode Island lowered its passing score for the bar examination, the effect on pass rates remains murky. In March 2021, the R.I....
Julie Duffy

Duffy appointed new board chair of Crossroads Rhode Island

JULIE DUFFY, executive vice president of human resources for Providence-based manufacturing conglomerate Textron Inc., was recently appointed as the new chairperson for Crossroads Rhode...

Who’s on the Board?

PROGRESO LATINO Top executive: Mario Bueno, executive director Year founded: 1977 Mission statement: Progreso Latino’s mission is to help Rhode Island’s Latino and immigrant communities to achieve...
TIME TO SHINE: Jennifer Canole has been interim executive director and head of development at Trinity Repertory Company during the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Canole, Trinity made strides despite crisis

Business Women Awards 2022 Industry Leader Creative Services Jennifer Canole, Trinity Repertory Company If there’s one thing that Jennifer Canole has learned over the past...
A PILLAR ON CAMPUS: Katharine Hazard Flynn is director of the University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center and oversees the URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement’s Corporate and Foundations unit.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

She’s at the ‘front door’ engaging businesses

Business Women Awards 2022 Industry Leader Education Services Katharine Hazard Flynn, University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center After four decades as a business leader, Katharine...
RIGHT TRACK: Christy Ashley, associate dean at the University of Rhode Island College of Business, says she feels URI is a place where she can make a difference.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Return to URI paying dividends

Business Women Awards 2022 Woman to Watch Education Services Christy Ashley, University of Rhode Island College of Business In 2015, marketing professor Christy Ashley gave up...

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