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William B. McManus

Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon, the RWU Colleague system will be unavailable for a short time due to system upgrades. This will mean that you will not be able to register online, access your grades, request transcripts, etc. until the system is reactivated. We anticipate that the Colleague system will be available again by May 11, 2015. We will notify you when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.

Please submit all requests to and they will be processed based upon the date of receipt.

To ensure that you are enrolled in the Summer and Fall course(s) of your choice, you are encouraged to register online for courses prior to May 1st. Students who cannot register by May 1st can take advantage of the following options:

  1. Contact your academic advisor who will complete the Summer and/or Fall registration form(s) on your behalf and document your request so SCS can manually enroll you in the course(s). Students who have questions regarding their assigned advisor can contact Mary Cooney at 401-254-4805 or
  2. Register online when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.


William B. McManus
Adjunct Professor and Advisor
Contact Information
(401) 254-3037
Areas of Expertise: 
Manufacturing Technology

Mr. McManus graduate from The School of Continuing Studies in 1982 with a degree in Engineering.  His studies at RWU have led to his success in his career in manufacturing as well as graduate school. Having had to complete his studies while maintaining a full time job, allows him to provide meaningful guidance as a SCS advisor. His manufacturing engineering experience brings real life examples to the classroom, from an international manufacturing perspective. As a veteran of the Navy, Mr. McManus has another life experience that helps him to connect with the SCS active military and veteran students.

“It is a pleasure to help students, and to share in their joy at graduation.”