August 17, 2022

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Roger Williams College dedicates new Cummings College and Institute

WOBURN – A the most recent celebration at Roger Williams School (RWU) formally honored the $20 million partnership amongst the Bristol, Rhode Island college and Cummings Foundation, of Woburn, Massachusetts. The university-broad celebration built-in a dedication and naming ceremony for Cummings School of Structure.

“Roger Williams is thrilled to companion with Cummings Basis as we mature and improve a brand new depth and breadth of programming,” claimed RWU president Ioannis N. Miaoulis, Ph.D. “Invoice Cummings’ legacy as an actual property entrepreneur will present to encourage our pupils and help fairly a number of upcoming generations who will type and design and remedy for the created pure surroundings of tomorrow.”

Cummings College of Structure’s new interdisciplinary Critical Property software program will combine structure, firm, regulation, getting ready, local people improvement, building administration, and engineering with the social and pure sciences, humanities, and entrepreneurship.

The renaming coincides with the 35th anniversary of RWU’s structure college. Along with its nationally accredited Grasp of Structure, the college gives a spotlight in City and Regional Planning and the nation’s oldest Historic Preservation utility. RWU will introduce a Graduate Certificates in Critical Property this tumble, with undergraduate and graduate diploma methods deliberate for the drop of 2023.

RWU is the latest inductee to Cummings’ crew of “Affiliated Colleges.” Even though unconnected to every particular person different, these 5 Cummings-named universities have gained a pledge of on the very least $10 million every particular person from Cummings Foundation. In additional recognition of this new romance, president Miaoulis has joined the Basis’s board of trustees.

“Ioannis is a extremely useful chief whose eager mind and monetary dedication in justice and fairness will drastically benefit the Basis’s ongoing development,”stated Cummings Basis co-founder Invoice Cummings.

Miaoulis, a initial-generation school or college school pupil, was born and elevated in Greece. He retains a doctoral diploma in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Grasp of Arts in Economics, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Tufts School, as successfully as a Grasp of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Know-how.

The earlier increased schooling educator used his place as dean of Tufts’ College of Engineering to determine gender parity. Beneath his management, the choice of feminine undergraduates and school associates each equally elevated by roughly 25 %, and today further than 50 p.c of all Tufts engineering graduates are gals.

Miaoulis is a staunch proponent for STEM (science, expertise, engineering, and math) schooling and studying, and spearheaded an initiative to introduce an engineering and technological innovation curriculum in MA basic public universities. Previous to taking the helm at RWU, he directed capabilities as president of Boston Museum of Science.

Miaoulis joins 5 different increased schooling presidents on Cummings Basis’s board, corresponding to Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, of School of World-wide Well being and health Equity Dr. Steven DiSalvo, of Endicott College Dr. Aisha Francis, of Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Know-how Dr. David Harris, of Union College and Dr. Anthony Monaco, of Tufts School.

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