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Honoring Our Veterans

Each year on November 11th, the United States celebrates Veteran’s Day—an opportunity to recognize and honor the incredible service and sacrifice of our veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. The date is significant as it commemorates the Armistice of November 11, 1918, the formal agreement that marked the official end of World War I.  This … Read more

Celebrating Human Variance

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month: a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present and to showcase supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices. On October 9th, RISD Museum concluded its own celebration of disability with the closing of the nine-month exhibition Variance—a collection of works which asks … Read more

Welcoming President Williams

The RISD community came together in early October to celebrate President Crystal Williams with a two-day symposium, open studios, RISD Craft art sale and more. The campus-wide festivities began with an outdoor investiture ceremony featuring remarks by RISD trustees, alumni, staff, faculty members and students as well as visiting delegates from other colleges and universities. As … Read more

2022 RISD Summer Gathering

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After a three year hiatus, the RISD community once again had the opportunity to celebrate another successful year with the annual RISD Summer Gathering at Tillinghast Farm. With sunny skies and plenty of good cheer, more than 400 staff, faculty, and their families enjoyed a gorgeous Rhode Island summer day while dining on traditional cookout … Read more

Commencement 2022

Spirits were high on June 4, 2022, as RISD celebrated the Class of 2022, and awarded degrees to 413 undergraduate and 241 graduate students at the 139th Commencement ceremony. Additionally, the 457 undergraduate and 207 graduate students from the Class of 2020 were recognized during this event. This year’s exercises also marked President Crystal William’s first Commencement … Read more

Moving In: Meet Josh and Jasmine

Over the past several months, RISD Residence Life has welcomed two new colleagues to their team: Director of Residence Life Josh Jones and Associate Director of Residence Education Jasmine Mahoney. Prior to joining our community this past April, Josh spent the last five years working on the third-party side of Student Housing, and most recently in partnership with … Read more

Moving Within: Gabriel Navarro

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This month, we are putting the spotlight on new RISD Fund Officer Gabriel Navarro. Gabriel joined the RISD community in August 2020 as a Community Coordinator for Residence Life before taking on his new role within Institutional Advancement. “I really enjoyed working directly with students in my previous role and I wanted to share all of … Read more

2022 RISD Student Employee Supervisor of the Year Recipients and Nominees

RISD’s Student Employment Office recently announced its first ever Student Employee Supervisor of the Year Award Recipients and Nominees. Congratulations to Assistant Director for Writing and Related Literacies Meredith Barrett for being selected as this year’s Undergraduate Student Employee Supervisor of the Year, and to Associate Professor for Landscape Architecture and Graduate Program Director Tiago Torres-Campos for … Read more

Introducing Dayna Kingsland

Last month, RISD Human Resources welcomed our new Compensation and HRIS Analyst Dayna Kingsland to our team! Dayna has worked in Human Resources for the past 11 years, most recently at Meeting Street where she served as their Talent Acquisition Specialist and provided Human Resources Generalist support. In speaking with Dayna about what she enjoys most about her … Read more

Moving Within: Meet Eric Hanson

You may recognize Eric from seeing him around campus. A longtime friend and colleague of the RISD community, Eric was recently promoted to Project Manager for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP), Contracts, Fire, and Life Safety with RISD Facilities. Prior to his promotion, Eric worked with the Planning, Design, and Construction Team. Eric chose to apply for the Project … Read more