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Chafee appoints 10 to Board of Governors for Higher Ed

February 16, 2011

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Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced ten appointments to the Board of Governors for Higher Education. The Board will be Chaired by Lorne A. Adrain, a Providence financial executive, philanthropist, and community leader.

“These appointments represent an opportunity to bring to the Board of Governors fresh new thinking and energy to confront the challenges higher education faces in these difficult economic times,” Governor Chafee said. “These individuals represent a wide spectrum of backgrounds and a diversity of perspectives, opinions, and talents. But what they share is a commitment to higher education in the State of Rhode Island – and all of them are determined, as I am, to see our public colleges and universities become national models of success.”

“Over the last several years, funding for Rhode Island’s public institutions of higher education has not only lagged behind other states, but has actually been reduced dramatically,” Governor Chafee continued. “Given this cycle, a dynamic approach is needed, and I have full faith that, under Lorne’s thoughtful leadership, these new appointees will support me in my efforts to develop the strategies and programs necessary to bring significant improvement to our higher education system.”

In addition to Chairman Lorne Adrain, the other appointees are: Joan C. Abrams; Dr. Antonio Barajas; Amy Beretta; William C. Maaia; Eva-Marie Mancuso; Jane B. Sherman; Michael M. Tikoian; John A. Walsh; and Joseph B. White. Thomas Rockett, whose term expires in 2012, will remain on the Board.

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  1. Lorne Adrain permalink
    February 16, 2011 11:09 pm

    I look forward to working with my fellow Board members to support Rhode Island’s extraordinary higher education system in their quest for continuous improvement. These institutions are blessed with strong and visionary leadership, a passionate faculty and staff and bright and inspiring students. Together, we will make a better state, nation and world.

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