Dine with a dean

Mel Rising Dawn Cordeiro

Managing Editor

Photo via Darcy Dubois, Dean of Students

Every Thursday until the end of this school year, students are invited to have lunch with a dean from noon to 1 p.m. at the Donovan Dining Center. These lunches are sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.


This is an opportunity for students at Rhode Island College to engage with the dean from their department, as well as speak with other deans from the college’s other departments, too. Students are encouraged to voice their concerns regarding anything, from any department, to any dean, or just simply enjoy company and conversation. This is not only a chance to get to know the people in your department, but also a possibility to create connections and friendships with other students and professionals alike.


It’s one of the few opportunities aside from attending bi-weekly Student Community Government meetings for students to express their thoughts about where they attend.


RIC currently has five schools under its name: the School of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Business, the Zvart Onanian School of Nursing, and the School of Social Work.


Should students not be able to make these lunches, they are still encouraged to reach out to their dean’s office should they have any problems or concerns. All of these deans are also available to reach via email.


The dean for the School of Arts and Sciences is Earl Simson and he can be reached at esimson@ric.edu.


Jeannine Dingus-Eason is the Dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development. Dingus-Eason can be reached at jdunguseason@ric.edu.


The dean for the School of Business is Dr. Marianne Raimondo. Raimondo can be reached at mraimondo@ric.edu.


Dr. Carolynn Masters is the Dean of the Zvart Onanian School of Nursing. Masters can be reached at cmasters@ric.edu.


The dean for the School of Social Work is Jayashree Nimmagadda. Nimmagadda can be reached at jnimmagadda@ric.edu.


If there are any questions regarding these luncheon events, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students. Darcy Dubois, the interim dean of students. Dubois can be reached at deanofstudents@ric.edu.

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