In Memoriam: Lenore Collins, retired RIC associate professor, alum

Lenore "Lee" Collins
Lenore D. “Lee” Collins, a retired RIC associate professor noted for her dedication to graphic arts education and the graphic arts industry, passed away on April 2 at the age of 75.

Her RIC career spanned 23 years, from 1984 to 2007.

In a 2007 What’s News article, she said of the graphic communications technology program that she led: “It gives me great pride to know that this program has supplied the local print industry with mature, well-trained hard-working employees. In fact, our program has been a lifeline for the print industry.”

At RIC, she earned a BS in art education in 1978 and an MEd in 1983. In 1992, she received a PhD from the University of Connecticut.

She received the Fred J. Hartman Award, the Frederick D. Kagy Life Achievement Award and the 2000 Graphic Arts Technical Foundation Education Award of Excellence, presented annually to one industry and one academic representative for “outstanding contributions to education and training in the graphic arts.”

She served as president of the International Graphic Arts Education Association and was a founder of the RI Printing Industry Coalition.

For Lee Collins' obituary, click here.