Dr. David M. Dooley became the 11th president of the University of Rhode Island in July 2009.
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Donald H. DeHayes came to the University in December 2007.
Vice President for Research & Economic Development
Dr. Gerald Sonnenfeld joined the University of Rhode Island in August 2013.
Vice President for Administration and Finance
Abigail Rider arrived at URI in March 2017. Formerly assistant vice chancellor for planning and real estate at the University of California, Merced, she serves in a leadership role in the establishment of fiscal policy for the University and integrates business affairs functions to achieve a level of efficiency and effectiveness that supports the overall mission and goals of the University. Other areas and departments under her supervision are budget and financial planning, Controller's Office, W. Alton Jones Campus, Ryan Center and the Boss Arena.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Kathy M. Collins supervises the office of Student Life/Dean of Students, Memorial Union and Student Activities, Counseling Center, Housing and Residential Life, University Bookstore, Dining and Retail Food Services, Student Health Services, Campus Recreation, Special Programs in Talent Development and Conferences and Special Program Development and she serves as the primary spokesperson for the president on matters pertaining to the social and academic needs of students.
Associate Vice President for Community, Equity and Diversity
Naomi R. Thompson oversees the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity, and serves as a member of the president's executive team.