RIC alum hired as new director of disability services

Keri Rossi-D'entremont, RIC's new director of disability services
RIC alum Keri Rossi-D’entremont ’01, MA ’03 – known around campus for her nine years of service as the recruitment coordinator for the Sherlock Center on Disabilities – recently became RIC’s director of disability services.

She began work in this position on July 1, joining the enrollment management unit within academic affairs at RIC. The director of disability services was formerly associated with Student Affairs.

“Keri brings exceptional skills to this position through her experience with the Sherlock Center,” said Holly Shadoian, interim assistant vice president for academic affairs. “She will provide strong leadership, advocacy and training for the campus community, and support our students with disabilities to encourage their retention and success at RIC.”

The director of disabilities position comes with new job responsibilities for Rossi-D’entremont, including providing services, counseling and programming initiatives for students with disabilities, assisting students in identifying and communicating the accommodations necessary to achieve their academic goals, heightening awareness of disabilities affecting RIC students and scheduling student support group discussions.

As the Sherlock Center’s recruitment coordinator since 2003, some of Rossi-D’entremont’s responsibilities included collaborating with local institutions and the media to recruit nontraditional students to RIC, and to provide academic advisement, career counseling and case-management approaches to retain students.

While attending RIC for her master’s and undergraduate degrees in psychology, Rossi-D’entremont worked on campus as a graduate admissions counselor and a research assistant.

“I am grateful to Rhode Island College for helping me to meet both my educational goals and career goals,” she said. “RIC provided me with a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education.

“I am very excited about my new role as the director of the disability services center,” she added. “It’s great to be able to give back to the institution that helped me so much.”

For more information, contact Holly Shadoian at (401) 456-8884 or hshadoian@ric.edu.