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CCRI names Enright to vice president of student affairs/chief outcomes officer position
Jan. 13, 2016
The Community College of Rhode Island has appointed Sara Enright of Providence as vice president of student affairs/chief outcomes officer. The Rhode Island Board of Education Council on Postsecondary Education approved her hire on Wednesday night.
Enright has a diverse work history that includes positions in business development, strategic planning and program management over the past 18 years. In her most recent role at Nalari Health, she has led teams responsible for strategic projects, operations, sales support and customer training.
Enright was founding executive director of Year Up Providence, where she paved the way for significant national expansion, and later served on a national level with the Year Up organization as part of a 10-member senior leadership team responsible for setting and implementing strategy for a 400-employee, $100 million organization. In her roles as national director of operations and strategy and national director of strategic projects, she dramatically improved retention and outcomes and drove graduate job placement results to a six-year high through a multiyear national outcomes initiative.
While at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City in Boston, Enright bridged the gap between urban workforce development and various universities, developing relationships and proposals that resulted in an additional $400,000 in related project work.
At CCRI, Enright will provide the vision, strategy and leadership required to ensure that students achieve excellent outcomes. She will focus on student success across all areas, including graduation rates, retention, transfer and employment rates.
Among other initiatives, her work at the college will include developing and leading strategic partnerships to support the college in launching new programs and improving existing ones, as well as scanning the national landscape for community college programs that have the most promising and relevant evidence behind them and customizing them for CCRI.
She holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College.