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Arnold RobinsonArnold Robinson, AICP, is the Director of the Community Partnerships Center at Roger Williams University. Arnold holds his MA in Preservation Planning from Boston University, and BA in American Studies from Bates College.

In his 25 years of practice in preservation and design he has served as the preservation and urban planner with New Bedford, MA, executive director of the Providence Preservation Society and project designer and urban planner with Newport Collaborative Architects. In addition to managing the CPC, Arnold teaches in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation at RWU, with a focus on preservation planning, historic rehabilitation methods, community facilitation and economic feasibility analysis.


Stephany Hessler, CVA, is the Project Coordinator for the Community Partnerships   Center at Roger Williams University. Stephany has her BA in Communication from Purdue University and later received her Certification in Volunteer Administration.

Stephany has over 10 years of experience in marketing, public relations, event planning, fundraising, volunteer and nonprofit management. Her experience includes working in Public Relations for nonprofit clients in Chicago, serving as the Marketing Coordinator for Mystic Aquarium, and most recently as the Volunteer & Internship Manager with Save The Bay in Providence, RI.