PROVIDENCE, R.I. – At its April 27th meeting, the Council on Postsecondary Education
voted to appoint Clark Greene as Rhode Island College interim president for the time
period between the departure of Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo and
the arrival of a new president. President Carriuolo’s service to the college
concludes in late May, while a new RIC president is expected to be on board before
the start of school in September.
Council Chair William Foulkes took the opportunity to thank the outgoing president
for her eight years at the helm of the college, saying, “As the next president
strives to move RIC forward, he or she will certainly benefit from the strong
foundation provided by Nancy Carriuolo.”
Since 2014, Greene has served as interim vice president for advancement and external
relations at RIC, where he oversees the Rhode Island College Foundation and Alumni
Association, as well as government relations, marketing and communications.
Previously he served as the acting executive director of the Rhode Island Office of
Higher Education, working closely with the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island
College and the Community College of Rhode Island to advance Rhode Island’s public
higher education system. Greene has over 20 years of experience in Rhode Island
State government, including senior management positions within the Departments of
Elementary and Secondary Education, Health, Human Services and Administration.
Greene holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Hamilton College and a master’s
degree in public policy from the George Washington University.
Established in 1854, Rhode Island College serves approximately 9,000 undergraduate
and graduate students through its five schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences,
the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Social Work,
the School of Management and the School of Nursing. For more information, visit