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College Governance

The Governance structure of the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) is based on a shared governance model. As practiced at CCRI, shared governance is a set of processes and procedures through which college faculty, staff, and administrators collaborate in making recommendations about issues of college-wide importance in the following areas:  Academic, Business, Facilities, Institutional Planning, Student Affairs, and Technology.

New! Congratulations to the following faculty who were elected in the spring 2020 Governance Election:

Academic Computing Committee
Full-Time Faculty Seats:
  • Mark Hartshorn 
  • Hsin-Yi Li 
  • Daniel O’Neill
  • Rebecca Shannon
Academic Quality and Assessment Committee
BSAT Department Chair Seat:
  • Kristen Swithers
Distance Learning Advisory Committee
Full-Time Faculty Seat:
  • Robyn Younkin
AHSS Faculty Seats: 
  • Sandra Luzzi Sneesby
  • Inglish Morgan-Gardner
BSAT Faculty Seats
  • Roger Hart
  • Jody Robinson 
HARS Faculty Seat
  • Julie Galleshaw
General Education Committee
BSAT Faculty Seat: 
  • Todd Linton 
LRC Faculty Seat
  • James Austin
Governance Coordinating Committee
Full-Time Faculty Seats:
  • Joseph Arsenault
  • Sandra Luzzi Sneesby 
LRC Faculty Seat
  • Melanie Soter
Student Advisory Committee
Full-Time Faculty Seat:
  • Marilyn Salvatore
Department Chair Seat
  • Kerri Friel
2019-2020 Committee Meeting Schedule
Committee Meeting Dates Meeting Time Committee Chair
General Education Committee 1st Friday of the Month 1:00 - 2:30 PM   Leslie Killgore
Academic Quality Assessment Committee 2nd Friday of the Month 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  Suzanne Carr
Governance Coordinating Committee 2nd Friday of the Month 12:30 - 2:00 PM Leslie Killgore
Health and Safety Committee 1st Friday of the Month 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Joseph Arsenault
Department Chairs Committee 2nd Tuesday of the Month 12:30 - 2:00 PM  Kim Rouillier
Academic Computing Committee 3rd Friday of the Month 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  Dan O'Neill 
Distance Learning Advisory Committee 3rd Friday of the Month 12:30 - 2:00 PM  Beth Anish
Student Advisory Committee 3rd Friday of the Month 1:00 - 2:30 PM  Eileen James
Institutional Accessibility Committee 3rd Friday of the Month 2:00 - 3:30 PM  Tracy Karasinski 
Educational Spaces Committee 4th Friday of the Month 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  John Vota
Academic Advisory Committee    4th Friday of the Month 2:00 - 3:30 PM Ray Kilduff
Strategic Budget and Planning Committee     Kristen Albritton
Administrative Technology Committee      
Calendar Committee     Cathy Tessier
Strategic Planning Committee     Alix Ogden
Function of the Governance Structure:
  1. Action items are submitted to the appropriate committee for review.
  2. The committee meets and votes on proposed action items.
  3. Approved items are forwarded as recommendations to the appropriate Senior Officer for review (see below).
  4. The Senior Officer forwards recommendations to the President's Council for review.
  5. The President will review the submitted items and make a final decision on implementation.
  6. All approved items will be posted on the Governance Website.

Governance Organizational Structure

Governance Organizational Structure