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Rosemary A. Costigan

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Under the direction of the President, the Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the chief academic officer of the College and is responsible for educational policy and academic programs.

The Vice President works closely with academic deans, administrators and members of the faculty to lead the long-term planning of educational programs, assuring quality of instruction, selection, and development of a distinguished faculty, while furthering the institution's strategic plan, goals, and mission of the Community College of Rhode Island.


PhD Nursing, Nursing
1976 – 2013

Areas of Expertise

Progressive nursing management roles in adult acute care. Served as full time faculty member in largest ASN program in New England 14 year. Chairperson, Interim Assistant Dean Nursing and Interim Vice President Academic for Affairs at CCRI. Also served as Adjunct Clinical instructor University of Rhode Island, College of Nursing.

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Memorial Hospital of R.I.
Aug 1978 – Sep 1999

Staff nurse medical-surgical, staff nurse ICU, staff nurse OR, Staff Development Instructor, Assistant Director Case Management