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As president of Rhode Island School of Design Roger Mandle often asked himself can one be an administrator and an artist at the same time. As he discusses the art of innovation Roger shares that RISD has become his medium and students his audience.


Roger Mandle is the president of the Rhode Island School of Design. From 1988 to 1993, he served as the deputy director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Mandle served as the associate director of the Minneapolis Institute of Art and as the director of the Toledo Museum of Art. Mandle is currently the U.S. Ambassador for the Arts at Large, and serves on numerous boards and committees both in Rhode Island and nationally. He is the chairman of the board for Health and Education Leadership for Providence (HELP coalition), a member of the Coalition for Community Development in Providence, and is on the Education Advisory Committee for the National Endowment of the Arts.

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The BIF Summit blends storytelling, co-creation, and random collisions of unusual suspects, creating the conditions for us together to imagine a better future. A future that represents a diversity of perspectives, views, identities and experiences across industries, sectors and disciplines.

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