Community College of Rhode Island President Ray DiPasquale has been named as a finalist in Louisiana's search for a new commissioner of higher education.
DiPasquale served as Rhode Island's interim commissioner of higher education for several years. He remained as president of CCRI during that time and was offered the extra job as part of a bid to keep him from leaving.
The other named finalists for the position in Louisiana are Robin Capehart, president of West Liberty University in West Virginia and Joseph Rallo, a vice chancellor from Texas Tech University.
The ancient cliché is that nothing in life is certain except death and taxes. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay on why it’s time for Rhode Island lawmakers to make a serious study of our state’s tax structure.
With Rhode Island’s economic recovery still trailing our New England neighbors, there is no better time for the General Assembly to launch a measured study of the way we levy the taxes that pay for roads, schools and social services.