Higher education in America is at a crossroads. As seen through the media on a regular basis, comments by government officials and more importantly the students and parents we serve, a college education must become more relevant, more accessible and more affordable. The decision before us is not whether to address the issues, but rather how to accomplish this task.
Since his inauguration in October 2011, President Farish has been working alongside the Board of Trustees and the administration to formulate a plan to address the critical, national issues surrounding higher education. After considerable research and conversation, Roger Williams University is now in the first phase of a comprehensive initiative to increase access to higher education for all and to tackle the issues of cost, debt and jobs: Affordable Excellence.