Speaker Date Topic
Susanna Loeb, Director of The Annenburg Institute Mar 09, 2021
Education policy and school reform
Education policy and school reform

Susanna is Director of the Annenburg Institute for School reform at Brown University. She is professor of Education and International and Public Relations.

Susanna's research focuses broadly on education policy and its role in improving educational opportunities for students. Her work has addressed issues of educator career choices and professional development, of school finance and governance, and of early childhood systems. Before moving to Brown, Susanna was the Barnett Family Professor of Education at Stanford University. She was the founding director of the Center for Education Policy at Stanford and co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education. Susanna led the research for both Getting Down to Facts projects for California schools. She has been a member of the National Board for Education Sciences, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Kimberly Conway Dumpson Mar 16, 2021
Planned Giving
Planned Giving

Kimberly Conway Dumpson, Esq., CFRE, has been selected to serve as Vice President for Advancement at Rhode Island College. Her 20-year career includes more than 15 years of experience in non-profit and higher education fundraising.

A former practicing attorney, Ms. Dumpson currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne. Over her 13-year career at the university, she has held progressively responsible roles, including Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Director of Alumni Affairs and Planned Giving, Adjunct Professor, and Interim Director of Alumni Affairs and Planned Giving.

In the non-profit sector, she served as Managing Director and then Executive Director of the Life Crisis Center in Salisbury, Maryland. Additionally, Ms. Dumpson practiced law in Maryland as an attorney with Wescott, Luke and Rowe, LLC, in Salisbury; Gregory K. Wells and Associates, P.A., in Upper Marlboro; and Wharton, Levin, Ehrmantraut, Klein and Nash, P.A., in Bethesda.

Ms. Dumpson earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and sociology at Towson State University and her J.D. degree at Ohio Northern University College of Law. She became at Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) in 2008 and was re-certified in 2011 and 2015.

Kimberly is a proud member of the Providence Rotary Club and serves on the Membership Committee

Meg Sullivan, Ex Director of Manton Ave Project Mar 23, 2021
Happenings at Manton Avenue Project during Covid-19 and beyond
Happenings at Manton Avenue Project during Covid-19 and beyond

MEG SULLIVAN, Executive Artistic Director

Meg Sullivan, MFA, performer, writer, educator, has been MAP’s Executive Artistic Director since 2011. Recently for MAP, Meg directed Olneyville the Operetta and Get Out The Vote, two full length musicals written by 5th graders. Meg holds her MFA in Performance as Public Practice from the University of Texas at Austin, where she focused on autobiographical solo performance devising with underserved communities. In 2016 Meg presented a TEDx Providence talk titled Playwriting as Practice for a More Just World. This year, Meg was honored to be one of the lead facilitators for Trinity Rep’s America Too project. 


Beth Fernandes (RYLA) and Christy Clausen Mar 30, 2021
Past, Present and Future of Rotary Interact and RYLA
Elizabeth Rosato, Special Agent-Criminal Division Apr 06, 2021
FBI's Mission focus, the eye being back on inward focus and community focus
Douglas Still, City Forester at City of Providence Apr 20, 2021
Tree preservation thoughout the City of Providence in honor of Earth Day
Tree preservation thoughout the City of Providence in honor of Earth Day

Doug as been the City Forester with New York City since June 2005. Previously he was an Urban Forester with the New York City Parks Department. He received his BA in Arts History from Oberlin College and a Masters in Science in Forestry at Penn State University