President Carothers announces retirement

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At a press conference September 25, President Robert L. Carothers formally announced that he would end his 18-year tenure at the University as of June 30, 2009. View the entire press conference online at

“It has been a great honor to serve a great university, a feisty and creative institution which, as William Faulkner put it, has not only survived but has prevailed,” said Carothers to a standing-room only crowd. “Despite being under-funded since 1892, the University of Rhode Island is always thinking big and the results show.”