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Former RISD interim president named Bryant’s new CFO, VP of business...

SMITHFIELD – David R. Proulx, who briefly served as the interim president at the Rhode Island School of Design, has been appointed as Bryant...
CHANGE MAKER? R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, who was appointed in March 2019, has been in charge of the state’s takeover of Providence public schools. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lessons in changing leadership

EDUCATION The education sector across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts has transformed in numerous ways in recent years, ranging from new leadership taking over at...

Five Questions With: Rosanne Somerson

Rosanne Somerson is retiring as president of the Rhode Island School of Design in June after six years at the helm. RISD recently named...
DAVE PROULX has been named the interim president for the Rhode Island School of Design. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

RISD names Proulx interim president

PROVIDENCE – Dave Proulx will temporarily fill the void at the Rhode Island School of Design when the college's President Rosanne Somerson retires next...
THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL of Design has received a $4 million anonymous gift to help renovate the Jesse Metcalf Building. / COURTESY JO SITTENFELD

RISD receives $4M anonymous gift to help renovate Metcalf Building

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design announced Monday that it has received a $4 million anonymous donation to help revitalize the century-old...

Rhode Island School of Design cancels 2021 in-person commencement; moves ceremony...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design announced Monday that it is canceling its in-person commencement for the Class of 2021 and will...
ROSANNE SOMERSON, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, announced Tuesday that she will retire on June 30, 2021, after this academic year. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN/JO SITTENFELD

RISD President Somerson to retire June 30

PROVIDENCE – With “mixed emotions,” Rhode Island School of Design President Rosanne Somerson announced Tuesday in a letter to the school community that she...
ROGER MANDLE, who served as president of the Rhode Island School of Design for 15 years until 2008, died over the weekend. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Former RISD President Roger Mandle dies

PROVIDENCE – Roger Mandle, who served as president of the Rhode Island School of Design for 15 years through 2008, died this past weekend....
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN raised $24.7 million during the 2019-20 fiscal year. Of that amount, it raised a school-record $15.8 million for student financial aid. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

RISD sets school record for most student financial aid raised

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design raised the most money for student financial aid in the school’s history during the 2020 fiscal...
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN announced Tuesday that it is launching multiple initiatives to help advance social equality at the arts college.

RISD taking multiple actions to advance social equity at college

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island School of Design announced Tuesday that is it committing a series of actions to advance social equity at the arts...
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