Government Relations Executives

AICU Rhode Island works with Government Relations Executives from each of the eight member institutions to address state and federal legislation items that could have an impact on independent on higher education in Rhode Island.

Committee members:

  • Brown University
    Albert A. Dahlberg, Director of State & Government Relations
    Steve Gerencser, Assistant Director of Government Relations  
  • Bryant University
    Elizabeth O’Neil, Associate VP of University Relations
  • Johnson & Wales University
    Lisa Pelosi, Vice President of Communications and Government Relations
  • New England Institute of Technology
    Seth Kurn, Executive Vice President Emeritus
    Scott Freund, Executive Vice President
  • Providence College
    Steve Maurano, Associate VP for Public Affairs, Community & Government Relations 
  • Rhode Island School of Design
    Babette Allina, Director of Government Relations
    Bethany Costello, Associate Director of Community Relations
  • Roger Williams University
    Peter Wilbur, VP, University Outreach & Engagement 
  • Salve Regina University
    Kristine Hendrickson, Associate VP for University Relations & Chief Communications Officer