A selection of video clips of featured speakers is shown below. The full list of speakers at the two-hour ceremony were:
Board of Trustees Chair Michael Spalter
RI Governor Gina Raimondo
US Senator Jack Reed
US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
artist Janine Antoni (RISD MFA 89)
artist Kara Walker (RISD MFA 94)
fashion designer Nicole Miller (RISD BFA 73)
Board of Trustees Vice Chair Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn (RISD BFA 84)
Student Alliance President Yelitsa Jean-Charles (RISD BFA 16)
graduate student Chereth Hines-Channer (RISD MArch 17)
Professor of Illustration Robert Brinkerhoff
Staff Council President Pierre St-Germaine
RISD Museum Director John Smith
Tate Modern Director Chris Dercon
Brown University President Christina Paxson
RISD Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Tony Johnson (RISD BFA 93)

Featured Speakers

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2015
Friday, October 9th
2:00 PM

Inaugural Address | Rosanne Somerson | RISD Inauguration

Rosanne Somerson, Rhode Island School of Design

Roger Williams National Memorial 284 North Main Street Providence, RI

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

2:25 PM

Alumni Address | Kara Walker | RISD Inauguration

Kara Walker

Roger Williams National Memorial 284 North Main Street Providence, RI

2:25 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Gina Raimondo | RISD Inauguration

Gina Raimondo

Roger Williams National Memorial 284 North Main Street Providence, RI

2:30 PM - 2:35 PM

2:35 PM

Yelitsa Jean-Charles | RISD Inauguration

Yelitsa Jean-Charles, Rhode Island School of Design

Roger Williams National Memorial 284 North Main Street Providence, RI

2:35 PM - 2:40 PM

2:40 PM

Robert Brinkerhoff | RISD Inauguration

Robert Brinkerhoff, Rhode Island School of Design

Roger Williams National Memorial 284 North Main Street Providence, RI

2:40 PM - 2:07 PM

2:50 PM

Tony Johnson Sings | RISD Inauguration

Anthony Johnson, Rhode Island School of Design

Roger Williams National Memorial 284 North Main Street Providence, RI

2:50 PM - 2:55 PM