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David M. Dooley Appointed URI's 11th President

Published on May 11, 2009

Dr. David Dooley, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT has been selected to succeed Dr. Robert Carothers as the next president of the University of Rhode Island (URI).  Dr. Dooley has been a central figure in attracting research dollars to Montana State, helping to grow that budget from almost nothing to $100 million during his tenure.  The university is now ranked among the top tier of research universities, as classified by the Carnegie Foundations for the Advancement of Teaching.  URI, which is ranked in the second tier, aspiers to that goal.

Attracting a new President with demonstrated experience in building university-based research capacity was the top recommendation of the STAC sponsored URI Commission for Research and Innovation.

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