The Rhode Island Office of Higher Education, which operates under the
direction of the Commissioner of Higher Education, is the administrative
and research arm of the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education.
In fulfilling the state and federal statutory and regulatory responsibilities
of the Board of Governors, the Office of Higher Education serves to avoid
costly duplication of services by carrying out and coordinating certain
functions on a systemwide basis. Examples of such functions include collective
bargaining and administration of collective bargaining agreements, systemwide
planning, legislative and executive relations, capital development, liaison
with national and regional education agencies, data gathering and analysis,
education policy development, facilities planning and oversight, the staffing
of presidential searches, budgetary consolidation, and staff work for
the Board of Governors and its subcommittees.
Academic and Student Affairs
Finance and Management
Last Updated September 22, 2003