College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Education, Experience, Excellence for the 21st Century

  • Welcome to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Our office is committed to assisting faculty, staff and undergraduate students with all academic issues relating to the College. Our mission is to serve as an accessible, student centered resource that supports students’ academic and personal development and facilitates students’ progress throughout their academic career. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
    CELS Scholarships The College proudly offers a number of scholarships to support the work of its students. These funds come from private endowments as well as from state and federally supported programs. Click here for more details.

    CELS Staff PhotosKimberly M. Anderson

    Assistant Dean, 130 CBLS Office, Room 138E E-mail: Phone: (401) 874-4507

    Student records and all academic transactions requiring the Dean’s  signature for the College.
    • Curriculum modification & petitions
    • Degree certifications
    • Graduation application audits
    • Late schedule adjustments
    • Off-campus & study-abroad prior approval
    • Readmission
    • Transfer credit evaluations
    • Withdrawals and leaves
    Liaison to Curriculum and Scholastic Standing Committees, Enrollment  Services, CCE, other URI degree-granting colleges, and CCRI

    JenJennifer Legare

    Academic Advisor, 130 CBLS Office, Room 138 E-mail: Phone: (401) 874-7534 Majors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Marine Biology, & Medical Laboratory Science

    • Living and Learning Community Programs
    • Prospective Student Visits
    • Recruitment & Retention Events
    • Scholarships
    • Student Assistance
    • Student Ambassadors
    • Transfer Evaulations

    CELS Staff PhotosJosephine Link

    Fiscal Clerk E-mail: Phone: (401) 874-5026  

    CarolinePhillipsCAROLINE PHILLIPS

    Academic Advisor, 130 CBLS Office, Room 138A Email: Phone: (401) 874-2576 Majors: Animal Sciences and Technology, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology, Geology and Geological Oceanography, Plant Sciences and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

    • Academic Interventions
    • CELS Student Monthly Newsletters
    • Graduation Ceremony
    • Prospective Student Visits
    • Recruitment & Retention Events
    • Transfer Evaluations

    Adrienne-Pic-2Adrienne Taylor

    Academic Advisor, 130 CBLS Office, Room 138 E-mail: Phone: (401) 874-4676 Majors: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Marine Affairs, Environmental Science and Management, and Wildlife and Conservation Biology.

    • Prospective Student Visits
    • Recruitment & Retention Events
    • Scholarships
    • Transfer Evaluations
  • The CELS Student Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for CELS students who wish to share their student experience with fellow students and the community.  CELS Ambassadors provide campus tours and information meetings with prospective students, connect with CELS freshman, and represent their majors at University recruitment events.  If you are a prospective student and would like to connect with one of our ambassadors, please email us ( or

    Applications to become a CELS Ambassador will be available in March.

  • CELS Office of Academic & Student Affairs 130 CBLS Building Kingston, RI 02881 Phone: (401) 874-5026 Fax: (401) 874-4385
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