Rhode Island office of higher education

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.


Commissioner's Office
Academic and Student Affairs
Finance and Management
External Affairs
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Last Updated September 22, 2003