Student Affairs

Student Affairs at RISD provides opportunities for all students to develop personally, socially and intellectually. In support of the college’s academic mission, we foster the skills engaged citizens need for success and achievement. We create active learning environments that support students’ co-curricular experience. Our programming and services reflect the values of community, inclusiveness, responsibility, leadership and well-being.

The Office of Student Affairs serves as a general advocate for all RISD students. In other words, we are the people to turn to when you have financial aid concerns, need to take a leave or withdraw from RISD, or when you’re not quite sure whom to ask about your particular need.


Maggie Balch
Dean of Student Affairs
401 454-6655

Adrienne C.N. Berry
Academic Disability Specialist
401 709-8465

Brittany Goodwin
Director of Disability Support & Academic Support
401 709-8460

Veronica Hallisey
Administrative Assistant
401 454-6600

Tony Johnson
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
401 454-6638

Sydney Lake
Title IX Coordinator
401 427-6919

Phil Oliveira
Coordinator of Student Conduct and Compliance
401 454-6653

Julie Talbutt
Associate Director for Student Affairs Services
401 454-6467