PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The president of the Community College of Rhode Island and the head of the Rhode Island Foundation are being honored for their work in higher education.
The New England Board of Higher Education has named CCRI President Ray Di Pasquale a recipient of a lifetime achievement award. The group says CCRI has enjoyed near-record enrollments during his tenure and that he spearheaded a $5 million capital campaign. Di Pasquale has also served as chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Governors of Higher Education.
Rhode Island Foundation CEO Neil Steinberg and his organization are being recognized with a state merit award. The group cited the foundation’s support of middle and high school retention programs, charter schools and professional development initiatives.
The awards ceremony will be in Boston in March.