Senior policy group endorses Question #3

The Older Women’s Policy Group of the Senior Agenda Coalition of RI has voted to endorse the $50 million referendum (Question 3).

Passage of this bond will allow Rhode Island College to renovate and modernize its two largest general education buildings on campus, Gaige Hall and Craig-Lee ($44 million), and to renovate, upgrade and expand a small portion of the Fogarty Life Science building devoted to nursing and the growing allied health programs ($6 million).

Maureen Maigre, policy consultant for the Senior Agenda Coalition of RI, said, “As advocates for policies to improve the quality of life for older women, we recognize that there will be a greater demand for health care workers as our older population continues to grow. Its important to upgrade facilities for nursing and health programs to ensure that they are adequate to provide the education and training needed by today’s students in the health and human services field.”

“I am very grateful to the Older Women’s Policy Group for their foresight and support,” said RIC President Nancy Carriuolo. “RIC's intention is to continue to provide quality care for the elderly now and in generations to come.”

Rhode Island College is the state’s first public institution of higher education and one of the region's leading comprehensive public colleges. Its mission is to offer accessible higher education of the finest quality to students from around the state, the region and beyond.

Academic offerings are provided in five schools – the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Management, the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work.