Roger Mandle, 1993–2008
During his 15-year tenure,
President Mandle led RISD’s first comprehensive capital campaign, along with
the effort to expand and reorient the college and museum toward downtown
Providence. The Future by Design capital campaign raised a total of $105.46
million to increase funding for scholarships, academic and museum programs, and
construction of the Chace Center, a mixed-use facility that opened in 2008.
Earlier in his career, Mandle served as deputy director of the National Gallery
of Art, director of the Toledo [OH] Museum of Art and associate director of the
Minneapolis Institute of Arts.