Student Affairs announcements
Jerri Drummond, Ph.D., Dean of Students to leave RISD
Dr. Jerri Drummond has accepted the position of Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students at the State University of New York at Oswego. Jerri’s last day at RISD will be July 8th. Dr. Drummond came to RISD over 4 years ago as the assistant dean of campus life, having previously served as associate vice president/director of multicultural affairs at Alfred State. After serving as interim Dean of Students for the 2011-2012 academic year, Jerri was promoted to Dean of Students at RISD in the Summer of 2012. “Dr. J” as she is often affectionately called by students and her colleagues has made a significant impact on the quality of student life at RISD during her tenure. She has led the division of student affairs very well and will be missed by students and her colleagues alike. Please join us in wishing Jerri all the best in her new role and thanking her for her years of service to the Rhode Island School of Design.
Kevin Forti joins the Division of Student Affairs as the new Director of Residence Life
Jerri Drummond, dean of students and Greg Victory, associate vice president, student affairs, are pleased to announce that Kevin Forti joined us on June 9th as our next Director of Residence Life. Kevin comes to us from Clark University in Worcester, MA where he has worked in Residence Life for 10 years, the last 6 as Director. Kevin has a M.Ed in Psychology/Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Springfield College and an undergraduate degree in Technical Management from Western New England University. Kevin comes with extensive experience as well as a reputation as a roll up your sleeves, collaborative colleague. We are delighted he has joined the Division of Student Affairs and the RISD community and ask each of you to to offer him a warm welcome.