Frank D. Sanchez

Senior Fellow, Interfaith America

For over two and a half decades Dr. Sanchez has advanced higher education policy, programs and services toward improving college completion rates, addressing equity issues and modernizing higher education systems. From 2016-2022, he served as the 10th President of Rhode Island College following his appointment at the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at The City University of New York, the nation’s largest urban public university, serving over 500,000 students. Dr. Sánchez was also the senior student affairs officer at both the University of Colorado Denver and Adams State University.

A native of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Dr. Sanchez holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Learning, Cognition and Instruction and an M.S. in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Colorado State University. He also holds a B.A. in Psychology with minors in Communications and Chicano Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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