DANIEL P. EGAN, PRESIDENT
Daniel P. Egan (email@example.com) of Bristol, Rhode Island, was appointed President of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island (AICU Rhode Island) in January 2007. Only the fifth President in the 31-year history of the Association, Egan leads AICU Rhode Island efforts in the area of advocacy and consortium activities. Responsible for AICU Rhode Island outreach on the federal, state and local level, the President represents the collective interests of Rhode Island’s independent colleges and universities before numerous external constituencies.
The President, through AICU Rhode Island peer groups and committee structure, also encourages and facilitates consultation and cooperation among association members regarding academic programs, research, and community service; joint study with member institutions and appropriate public and private organizations; as well as policy discussion participation with regard to the current and future ability of independent institutions of higher education in Rhode Island to meet the educational needs of the state.
Egan has extensive experience in government relations, communications and higher education administration. Before taking on the role of AICU Rhode Island President, Egan served as chief of staff in the Office of the Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences in the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown University. In this capacity, Egan handled a wide range of issues related to faculty, staff, students, hospital teaching partners, and public affairs, and served as a conduit with senior University administrators and local, government, and community officials.
Prior to Brown, Egan served as vice president for government relations at the Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI). Before that, he was vice president of government relations for the local firm; Trion Communications (currently divided into two local firms – Advocacy Solutions and New Harbor Group).
Egan has also enjoyed various management and communications careers as associate director of athletics at Brown University and assistant director of championships and sport administration at the BIG EAST Conference. He was assistant director of athletic media relations at his alma mater, Providence College. He also served as a graduate assistant in the Media Relations and Marketing Department at Boston College, where he received his Master of Arts degree in higher education administration.
Egan’s governmental experiences include serving on the staff to the Mayor of the City of Warwick for two administrations, from 1985 to 1991. Egan also served as campaign scheduler and media and print projects coordinator with two Rhode Island gubernatorial campaigns in 1990.
A native of Warwick, Rhode Island, Mr. Egan resides in Bristol with his wife, Donna DeMarco Egan, and their three daughters.
PATRICIA MULCAHEY, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Patricia Mulcahey (firstname.lastname@example.org) serves as Associate Director of AICU Rhode Island, working closely with the President in providing member services to AICU Rhode Island’s institutions through advocacy and consortia activities.
In her role as Associate Director, Ms. Mulcahey serves as a legislative liaison in representing the collective interests of Rhode Island’s independent institutions of higher education before state government. Ms. Mulcahey also coordinates AICU Rhode Island’s peer group activities, manages the student internship program, and is responsible for the daily administration of the AICU Rhode Island office, including budget planning and day-to-day financial operations management.
Prior to joining AICU Rhode Island , Ms. Mulcahey’s background includes having worked in the graphic arts and medical fields respectively, with experience in customer relations, as well as purchasing, accounting and human resources management.
Ms. Mulcahey earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Johnson & Wales University and her Associate of Science Degree from New England Institute of Technology.
A native of Providence, Ms. Mulcahey currently resides in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
ADAM LEONARD, PROGRAM MANAGER
Adam Leonard (email@example.com) is the Program Manager for bRIdge, a regional economic development initiative led by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island that aligns graduates with employment in local knowledge economy sectors. Prior to joining the Association, he received a grant from the Innovation Providence Implementation Council to develop an internship program for university students interested in medical device development.
Adam has participated in the Betaspring startup accelerator program in 2010, and graduated from Brown University with a degree in Neuroscience.