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Rhode Island College
Providence, Rhode Island (US)

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Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



The Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education invites candidates to apply for the President of Rhode Island College. Established in 1854 as Rhode Island’s first public institution of higher education, Rhode Island College (RIC) is a regional comprehensive public college that serves approximately 5,800 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. The college’s locations include its beautiful main 180-acre suburban campus in the vibrant city of Providence, plus three centers and a hub serving multiple regions of the state.


RIC is known for its nationally recognized programs in liberal arts and sciences, education, nursing, and social work, which support the social and economic mobility of students and the vitality of the state. The college is also recognized for its rigorous academics, small class sizes, personalized education, and return on investment. Its mission is to provide an affordable, accessible pathway to quality higher education for students throughout the state and region, including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as a wide variety of certificate programs and other professional credentials.


The President of Rhode Island College reports to the Council on Postsecondary Education and serves as a respected leader of this public institution with a liberal arts core, while working with the council to implement a progressive strategy for excellence. The next president will have a deep understanding of the mission/vision of a comprehensive public college and possess the experience, skills, and commitment required to help shape the future of RIC. This leader will exemplify the character and ethics expected in a highly visible and trusted educational and community leader.


The leadership profile, with additional information about the College and the qualities and qualifications, may be found at:


Nominations and Applications

The application deadline for best consideration is November 17, 2023. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.


Candidates are requested to submit the following documents in PDF format:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A letter of interest reflecting on the leadership attributes
  • The names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five professional references (none of whom will be contacted without the permission of the candidate)


All application materials will be received in full confidence and should be submitted through the AGB Search portal system accessible via this link.


Questions regarding the application process should be directed to


Nominations and inquiries should be directed to:

Jeanne F. Jacobs, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant / (937) 470-9068


Frederick V. Moore, J.D., MBA, Senior Executive Search Consultant / (712) 299-2544


Pursuant to the philosophy of the Board of Education and the Council on Postsecondary Education, Rhode Island College prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or status as a special disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Vietnam era veteran, or any other veteran who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized. Rhode Island College also prohibits all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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