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18th RISD president is practiced in art of social equity and...

Crystal Williams ­describes herself as a “faculty activist,” so it’s no surprise that Williams envisions the start of her tenure at the Rhode Island...

Report: R.I. ranks No. 20 for tech workers in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – A recent report by BestColleges ranked Rhode Island as the 20th-best state for workers in the technology sector. BestColleges based the rankings on...
Robert G. Driscoll Jr.

Big East Conference names Driscoll 2022 John Thompson Jr. Award winner

ROBERT G. DRISCOLL JR., former Providence College vice president and director of athletics, was recently named by the Big East Conference as the 2022...

Five Questions With: Talia Brookshire

Talia Brookshire, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s first-ever chief diversity officer, joined the organization in March. Brookshire, who was offered the position after a...
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Five Questions With: Silas Pinto

Silas Pinto | Director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for the city of Providence 1. Diversity can mean different things to different people. How would...

R.I. Foundation awards 3 nonprofits for collaboration, inclusion

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced May 2 that it honored three local nonprofits with the foundation’s annual Best Practice Awards. The Norman Bird...
Andrea Ray

Ray named diversity director at CCRI

ANDREA RAY, a former senior human resources business partner for CVS Health Corp.’s MinuteClinic division, was recently named the Community College of Rhode Island’s...
A SPOT ON THE BENCH: William J. Trezvant was one of two people of color sworn in as state judges in January, but some argue Rhode Island hasn’t done nearly enough to diversify the judiciary. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Jury still out on effort to diversify R.I. judiciary

William J. Trezvant grew up surrounded by Black lawyers and judges, thanks to his dad’s leadership of the Newport chapter of the NAACP. Those early...

Diversity lacking in nonprofit leadership

About 87% of nonprofit CEOs in the U.S. were white in 2019, down from 90% in 2016. Similarly, roughly 78% of nonprofit board members...

MHARI: State lacks diversity among mental health workers

PROVIDENCE – The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island on Thursday said the state needs a more diverse pool of behavioral health care workers...
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