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May 3, 2017
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
The Master of Public Administration and the Master of Science in Leadership, along with RIASPA, cordially invites you to attend the 8th Annual Public Service & Leadership Conference. Every year, the annual conference has a theme that is reflected in all the activities of the RWU Masters of Public Administration program throughout the school year. Richard Culatta, Chief Innovation Officer at State of Rhode Island, will deliver the keynote address. The event will provide networking opportunities with distinguished members of the community and RIASPA.
May 19, 2017
(All day)
Main Athletic Field
David B. Wilkins, a groundbreaking Harvard Law School professor and onetime clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, will deliver the Commencement address and earn an honorary degree at the Roger Williams University School of Law ceremony. The School of Law will also present an honorary degree to Janet L. Coit, director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and RWU Law Professor Bruce I. Kogan, during the ceremony. This event is not open to the public; tickets are required.
May 20, 2017
(All day)
Main Athletic Field
NBC 10 anchor Patrice Wood – who has been delivering the evening news for WJAR (Channel 10) for 37 years and is known for her "Tuesday's Child" reports – will address the Class of 2017 and receive an honorary degree during Commencement exercises. Dr. Pablo Rodriguez — chair of the Women & Infants Health Care Alliance, president and CEO of Women’s Care, former medical director of Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island, and a clinical associate professor at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School — will also be awarded an honorary degree. This event is not open to the public; tickets are required.