Community College of Rhode Island

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Contact Information

Anthony Paolino
Faculty Advisor
Tel: 610-470-6465

Chad McFarlane
Tel: 857-293-0838

Michael Steiner
Executive Vice President
Knight Campus 

Main Office:
Knight Campus
Enrollment Services
RM 0034

Fax: 401-825-2394

Student Veterans Organization

Community College of Rhode Island

Student Veterans Offices Spring 2014

SVO sealHere at the Community College of Rhode Island we are dedicated and determined to meet and exceed the needs of our student Veteran population. CCRI will operates a Student Veterans Office at each campus. This office will be the first stop for all new and returning student Veterans. The SVO office will assist students in the navigation of college resources, scholarship/work-study opportunities, Veteran benefits, enrollment and the completion of their academic goals. CCRI is the host to over 600 Veterans, active-duty, National Guardsman, Reservists and military dependents. We are excited to do all that we can to improve the overall experience for our student Veterans’ education experience. Our mission is to ensure student success at CCRI from enrollment through graduation and onto further higher education or gaining meaningful employment. For more information please visit our website: or one of our four offices listed below. Every semester the SVO has opportunities for selected Veterans to be involved in; part-time VA work-study positions, “Scholarship for Service” awards/stipends, “Mission Continues fellow” positions, mentorship/tutor volunteers and Student Veterans Organization positions. Please contact our Veterans Coordinator for more info or to apply.

We thank you for your service to our country and remember, we are here to help!

CCRI Veterans Coordinator:

Anthony Paolino

(401) 300-4838 


Warwick Campus:                                                                  Lincoln Campus:                                                

Office: (401) 825-2281                                                               Office: (401) 333-7349

Mobile: (401) 343-0838                                                              Mobile: (401) 757-0838

Hours: M-TH 9am-4pm Fri 10am-2pm                                        Hours: By Appointment


Providence Campus:                                                             Newport Campus:                                                 

Office: (401) 455-6056                                                               Office: (401) 851-1726

Mobile: (401) 680-0838                                                              Mobile: (401) 237-0838

Hours: M 9am-1pm T-TH 9am-4pm Fri 10am- 2pm                     Hours: By Appointment




All Veterans will succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment.


To provide military and veteran students with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.

CCRI SVO Overview:

The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) was built by fellow student Veterans to provide students with the vehicles and assistance needed in the transition from combat, to college. We recognize and understand the challenges and obstacles faced by students from enrolling and class selection, to VA benefits and financial aid. When coupled with the visible and invisible wounds of war, a college degree seems to be an elusive goal for men and women returning from military service. The SVO is building veteran groups for camaraderie, mentorship and professional networking in each campus of the Community College of Rhode Island to assist in making those goals easily attainable. For more information on upcoming events, meetings or about joining our team, please email us at

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Last Updated: 3/26/13