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

The façade of the Chace Center, a new multipurpose hub that opened
in 2008, offers an interesting contrast to the historic campus
buildings that surround it.