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President's Office

The Office of the President encompasses trustee relations, community relations, and the president’s house. The staff of the Office of the President collectively works to advance the efforts of the President and the College for key stakeholders through strategic communications, purposeful relationship building, and continued engagement.

Staff

Marisa Bartolucci
Assistant to the President, Special Projects
401 709-8458
mbartolu@risd.edu

Siobhan Boehm
Trustee and Community Relations Coordinator
401 454-6264
sboehm@risd.edu

Patricia Brown
House Manager, President's House
401 454-6343
pbrown@risd.edu

Bethany Costello
Director, Community Relations
401 709-8520
bcostell@risd.edu

Claire Gilbert
Trustee Relations Liaison
401 454-6443
cgilbe01@risd.edu

Cheryl Reid Heroux
Executive Assistant
401 454-6402
cheroux@risd.edu

Laura Myer
Events & Special Projects Manager
401 454-6743
lmyer01@risd.edu

Taylor Scott
Chief of Staff and Communications
401 709-8671
tscott01@risd.edu

Rosanne Somerson
President
401 454-6563
rsomerso@risd.edu

Advocacy

The following are several “amicus” briefs and comments on proposed regulatory actions in which RISD has participated, along with a set of guidelines on institutional and individual involvement in political campaign-related activities.

Second Circuit DACA Amicus Brief
Brief for Amicus Curiae - Rice University and Other Institutions
Respondent Amicus Curiae - ASU
9th Circuit Amicus
Brief Amici Curiae
Final Comment Letter to Department of Education
ACE Issue Brief: Political Campaign-Related Activities of and at Colleges and Universities