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A message from the President

The Community College of Rhode Island’s strategic plan has been updated through 2016 after a two-year process in which a committee composed of faculty, staff, union leadership, administrators and Office of Higher Education staff looked at data, institutional trends and national trends and reviewed the 2009-2012 plan to determine what remained to be accomplished and what new issues had arisen since the plan was written in 2008. NEASC self-study projections also were folded into the discussions.

The resulting document includes seven main goals in the areas of economic demand, student success, innovation, effectiveness, affordability, leadership and community. Among other things, this document will guide the college’s efforts to:

  • Increase completion, graduation, retention and persistence rates.
  • respond nimbly to political, economic and demographic shifts.
  • identify and incorporate best practices.
  • support current and future college leaders through ongoing professional development.

Through this plan, CCRI will continue to define what it means to be excellent and pursue this goal as a unified college community.


Contact Information

Ruth Sullivan 
Dean of Learning Resources 

Main Office 
Knight Campus
Room# 3308
Tel: 401-825-2183
Fax: 401-825-2365

Peter Bardsley
Website Content Manager

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Last Updated: 10/12/16