Comprehensive Vision

The campaign is organized around five pillars to strategically position URI among the world’s leading academic institutions.

New Pathways to Learning and Discovery

How the Campaign Will Enhance URI

Create a collaborative learning environment for a diverse community
Recruit leading faculty with demonstrated teaching and research expertise
Expand opportunities for high-impact research and creative work
Elevate URI’s strengths and establish local and global connections

A University-Wide Plan Across Five Pillars

Student Access

Our first strategic pillar for the campaign: support student access to our outstanding education. URI is seeing record enrollment numbers and welcoming increasingly accomplished and diverse incoming classes. Scholarships and fellowships attract successful and deserving students and help them see the way through to graduation, regardless of personal resources. Financial aid and targeted grants make URI a preferred destination for students locally, nationally, and internationally.
Student Access

The URI Learning Experience

Vibrant learning experiences develop students’ full potential for leadership and discovery. This effort will pair academic and co-curricular activities, and develop initiatives to measure and improve outcomes. This is an opportunity for the University to develop its dynamic learning environment, as well as renovate facilities and infrastructure. The Campaign envisions URI as a model of excellence with an eye toward the future of higher education.
The URI Learning Experience

Transformative Faculty Leadership

The exceptional quality of a URI education depends on those who deliver it. Our professors are leading the way on innovative scholarship and research, and taking that experience into the classroom. To build on a decade of momentum in developing an exceptional faculty, investments in professorships and research funds are essential. We are committed to ensuring that URI professors remain at the forefront of research, discovery, and teaching.
Transformative Faculty Leadership

Innovative and Distinctive Programs

The campaign presents an opportunity to establish unique programs with far-reaching promise across the entire University. Academic, experiential, and cultural programs will enrich the educational experience, generate transformative research, and enhance our position as an educational leader. The University intends to create an environment of collaboration and shared expertise, expand high-impact research and key partnerships, and develop students as engaged global citizens.
Innovative and Distinctive Programs

Strategic Opportunities

In a competitive higher education landscape, URI must build for sustained growth, respond to immediate needs, and deliver the technology and programming that set students and faculty up for success. The University seeks to establish opportunity funds, advance key partnerships with outside organizations, build capacity in AI and big data, enhance athletics, and grow the annual fund. Taken together, these areas will make URI a destination for students and faculty and a recognized source of knowledge locally and globally.
Strategic Opportunities

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