Through University College's external partnerships with industry, community groups, and local and state government agencies we interface with the public and its leaders to identify and implement solutions that benefit the larger community.

University College is a thought partner and leader, working to solve problems, innovate, disrupt, and build new systems that create a positive and measurable impact for families, communities, and the State. Whether it’s designing custom courses or opening up our courses and trainings to your employees, we are prepared to provide the support and know-how that is required to meet your specific goals and needs.

"One of the goals here at University College is to link arms with partners and create high-quality, affordable and flexible programs that build off of our expertise to meet community needs."

– University College Dean Gena Bianco

What makes our partnerships so successful?

We understand that every organization's talent needs are unique and present an opportunity to cultivate your employees to successfully meet your objectives. We work to understand your needs, the development of your employees and the ethos of your organization to create a highly engaged successful workforce. Whether it’s maximizing the potential of your existing workforce, cultivating leadership from within, or building a pipeline to your specific industry, we are prepared to provide the support, know-how, and partnership that is required to meet your specific goals and needs.

We have demonstrated results and provide expertise in:

  • developing the cultural competencies of your employees
  • working with you to define the skill sets and knowledge/competencies that need development
  • creating customized learning environments that are seamlessly aligned to your requirements
  • measuring the impact on the employees performance because the training is aligned to your goals – create leadership at all levels
  • removing the barriers to effective professional development (on-site training, online training, and hybrid approaches.

Our Partners

Roger Williams University-University College partners with the following business and Industry leaders to provide affordable and accessible education and training to attract and retain its workforce.  

CVS HealthNEIEPGenerations Adult Day Health CenterCentreville BankDelta DentalDave's MarketplaceNavigant Credit Union


Rhode Island Association of Fire CheifsRI Realtors


RIHCASouthcoast Health

Roger Williams University-University College partners with the following business and Industry leaders to provide affordable and accessible education and training to make a positive impact on Rhode Island’s Economy and Workforce.

CCAPGirl Scouts of Southeastern New EnglandMentor Rhode Island

National Guard 

Since 1986, Roger Williams University has partnered with the Army National Guard. Since that time, our programs have extended to all service members and military organizations. The School of Continuing Studies at RWU has affiliations with military organizations and units in multiple states including Rhode Island, New Jersey, North Carolina and Mississippi National Guard, DANTES, SOC, SOCNAV, SOCAD, SOCCOAST, SOCGUARD and the Naval Education and Training Center. 

University College is committed to the educational goals, principles and philosophies of SOC and DANTES.  Roger Williams University was one of the founding partners in the Army National Guard and Coast Guard Institutes.

United States Navy

The Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP) is a program designed to assist every sailor in obtaining a college degree while in the Navy. As a partnership school in NCPDLP, Roger Williams University offers rating-related degree programs designed to meet the educational needs of sailors based on their military training and their educational goals.

In partnership with the U.S. Navy, University College also offers the Legalman Paralegal Education Program (LPEP) to prepare sailors on a course for a career in the legal field.

Roger Williams University- University College partners with the following Rhode Island cities and towns to provide affordable and accessible education to All Residents in the following communities:

Central FallsCranstonRI Department of CorrectionsCity of East ProvidenceTown of FosterGloucesterPawtucket

Roger Williams University partners with Rhode Island’s charter schools, independent schools, private schools, and public schools to provide affordable early and dual enrollment curriculum for pathways and CTE programs. 

For Teachers:  CTE Teacher Certification Program (one year)

Contact Dr. Lynne Bedard at


ESL Certification Program (one year)

Contact Brooke DeCiccio at


Blackstone Academy Charter School

Burrillville High School

Chariho High School

Coventry High School

Cumberland High School

 Ponaganset High School (Foster-Glocester)

Islamic School II

Johnston High School

Lincoln High School

 Mount Hope High School

Pawtucket High School

RI League of Charter Schools

RI Nurses Institute Middle College Charter School

Westerly High School

Woonsocket High School

Becoming a Partner

If you're interested in becoming a partner, contact University College Admissions at UC Admissions or call (401) 254-3838.