President’s Office

President Rosanne Somerson is a designer, maker, professor and academic leader who has been committed to furthering the college’s mission since she was a student at RISD in the 1970s. For more about the Office of the President, read about the history, mission + governance of RISD or visit the President’s page of the site. 

phone: 401 454-6764

web: President’s page 
20 Washington Place, 4th floor

At RISD there's nothing unusual about suddenly finding a doorknob on a tree trunk, shown here across from Carr House,
the charming home of Student Life offices and the student-run Carr Haus Café.