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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

Celebrating Women’s History: Karen Harris

RISD Staff Member Karen Harris

March is Women’s History Month—a celebration and recognition of the vital influence and contribution women have played throughout our nation’s history (and still today.) For this year’s celebration, we are featuring longtime RISD community member and current Senior Career Advisor and Internship Manager Karen Harris 86 IL. Karen was recently recognized by GoLocalProv as an “Artist to Know.”   In the article, … Read more

Moving Within: Meet Derek Furry

Staff Member Derek Furry

Meet Derek Furry, Lead Integration Analyst/Developer in Information Technology Services, who was recently promoted into this role after applying for the open position through Workday. Prior to his promotion, Derek worked with the ITS team for more than eight years as an Application Developer/Analyst. “I had always thought about being a lead developer at some … Read more

Updates on Flexible Work, Employee Survey, and Staff Compensation Study

On March 24, Interim President Dave Proulx issued a memo to the community with updates regarding the Future of Work and RISD’s Remote and Hybrid Work Pilot Program; the 2021 Staff Engagement Survey; and the recently announced staff compensation study. Highlights include: Continued support for ongoing flexible work arrangements, with guidelines and support resources to follow in the coming … Read more

Vacation Time Reminder

With only three months remaining in this fiscal year, eligible employees should be working with their managers to make plans to utilize their remaining vacation time between now and June 30. As announced in the Summer 2021 edition of RISD at Work, RISD’s vacation policy was revised, effective July 1, 2021. Now, the maximum amount of vacation time an employee may … Read more

Celebrating Black History and Culture

Black History Month graphic

February is Black History Month, and we are thrilled to share a number of initiatives and opportunities that took place across campus and on social media over the past several weeks in recognition of this important celebration: In early February, risd.edu featured a Five Questions interview series with members of RISD’s full-time faculty who joined the community in fall 2021 as part … Read more

New Feature: Moving Within

RISD Staff Members Moving Within

Starting in February 2022, the RISD at Work newsletter will include a new, ongoing feature focused on RISD staff who have moved into new positions or have been promoted into new roles across the college. It’s no secret that the RISD at Work On the Move feature is among our most popular content, and want to … Read more

2021 RISD Staff Engagement Survey Update

RISD Campus Riverwalk View

In March 2021, RISD administered its third Staff Engagement Survey, which was met with a 59% response rate. Since that time, response data has been analyzed and the results have been presented widely across our campus and are now available for review. The 2021 Staff Engagement Survey presentation includes a survey overview, response guidelines, overarching … Read more