Dennis J. Duffy appointed Chair of the Council on Postsecondary Education

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Governor McKee has announced Dennis J. Duffy as the next Chair of the Council on Postsecondary Education.

Duffy is a graduate of URI and Columbia University Law School, also an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School.

He has three decades of experience as an attorney in both the corporate and regulation sectors.

Duffy is the Vice President of the Regulatory Affairs for Energy Management, Inc., a Boston-based energy infrastructure development firm.

He will be replacing Tim DelGiudice who has served on the Council since June 2014.

“Dennis is a leader who has demonstrated his forward-thinking abilities in the workplace, and will pass on that immeasurable experience in his service to the higher education system in Rhode Island,” said Governor McKee. “I am confident that he can draw on his successful decades-long career to help strengthen our postsecondary education and workforce training model that will benefit all Rhode Islanders.”

“As a graduate of our public college system, I look forward to this opportunity to move our postsecondary programs forward,” said Duffy.

“Dennis Duffy is a dedicated public servant who has spent the better part of a decade advancing public higher education in the State of Rhode Island,” said Shannon Gilkey, Ed.D., Commissioner of Postsecondary Education. “He is a proud product of Rhode Island’s public K-12 and postsecondary education and is deeply committed to advancing the state’s higher ed agenda. My staff and I look forward to working with him in continuing our quest for improved postsecondary attainment and a postsecondary ecosystem that supports all adult learners.”

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