Higher ed officials have tapped Frank Sánchez, vice chancellor for student affairs at City University of New York, as the next president of Rhode Island College. He will succeed RIC President Nancy Carriuolo to become the the 10th president of Rhode Island's oldest public college.
Sánchez was one of four finalists for the top post at RIC.
“While it was a difficult decision, we selected Dr. Sánchez because of his commitment to students," said Bill Foulkes, chair of the Council on Postsecondary Education and head of the presidential search committee.
Sánchez holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Nebraska and an MS is student affairs and higher education from Colorado State University. He earned a PhD in higher education administration from Indiana University.
State higher education officials said they hope Sánchez will take the reins at RIC by the start of the next academic year.
Current RIC President Nancy Carrioulo steps down after graduation ceremonies later this month. An interim president, Clark Greene, will run the college after her departure.