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

Lauren Fiske
Health Educator and Prevention Coordinator
401 709-8450

Veronica Hallisey
Administrative Assistant
401 454-6600

Tony Johnson
Assistant Dean of Leadership & Development
401 454-6638

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

Julie Talbutt
Assistant Dean of Student Support & Administration
401 454-6467