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March 30, 2015 6:08 AM ET

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Company Overview of University Of Rhode Island

Company Overview

University of Rhode Island is a research and graduate institution offering graduate and undergraduate programs. The colleges of the university include College of Arts and Sciences, College of Continuing Education, College of Business Administration, College of Engineering, College of Environment and Life Sciences, College of Human Science and Services, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, and College of Graduate School of Oceanography. University of Rhode Island was formerly known as Rhode Island State College. The university was established in 1888 and is based in Kingston, Rhode Island. It has endowment assets worth $74.7 million.

14 Upper College Road

Kingston, RI 02881

United States

Founded in 1892





Key Executives for University Of Rhode Island

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Interim Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Vice President of Administration
Director of Dining and Retail Food Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

University Of Rhode Island Key Developments

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and University Of Rhode Island Announce Formation of RI Marine Fisheries Institute

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and University of Rhode Island announced the establishment of the RI Marine Fisheries Institute (RIMFI) - a new partnership aimed at coordinating marine fisheries science, research, and educational activities of priority importance in Rhode Island. The Institute will serve as a link between the marine fisheries programs at DEM and URI and as a focal point for collaboration with the Rhode Island fishing industry. Based on the successful model developed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and the University of Massachusetts, RIMFI's mission is to promote sustainable fisheries by providing timely information and guidance to protect, conserve, and manage Rhode Island's marine fisheries resources through research, education and public service. Its partnership-based approach, drawing upon close ties with Rhode Island's marine fishing industry, will leverage collective state assets to better understand and manage Rhode Island's marine resources. The primary objectives of the new Institute will be to develop and undertake innovative and practical fisheries research projects that will contribute to the scientific understanding and sound management of the marine fisheries resources of the State and region, and to the economic growth and stability of the commercial and recreational fishing industries that rely upon those resources.

University Of Rhode Island Appoints James K. Petell as the Interim State Director

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that it has selected the University of Rhode Island (URI) to be the new host of the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center. The cooperative agreement takes effect on Jan. 1, 2014. URI will begin a search to recruit a state director who will manage the Small Business Development Center's programs and services and recruit the program managers to staff the three SBDC sub-center offices. The University has appointed James K. Petell, associate vice president for intellectual property and economic development, as the interim state director.

The University of Rhode Island Announces Executive Changes

The University of Rhode Island has selected Christina L. Valentino, special assistant to the chancellor at the University of California at Santa Cruz, as its new vice president for administration and finance. She will replace Robert Weygand, who served in the position since January 2004. Her appointment was approved by the Rhode Island Board of Education and she will join the university October 1, 2013. As vice president, Valentino will serve as URI's senior operating officer. She will oversee the URI comptroller's office, human resources, budget and financial planning, internal audit, capital projects, the Ryan Center and the W. Alton Jones Campus, among other duties. At UC Santa Cruz, Valentino served for more than a decade as vicechancellor and associate vice chancellor for business and administrative services, where she provided leadership for most of the areas she will oversee at URI.

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