The 11th annual University of Rhode Island Distinguished Achievement Awards Celebration was held on Saturday, October 22, at the Newport Marriott in Newport, R.I. The event honors alumni and friends of URI who have brought distinction to themselves and the University through their professional achievements, outstanding leadership, and community service.
The University and the College of Business Administration honored Frederick J. Newton ’78 with the 2016 Dean’s Award. Congratulations to this distinguished CBA alumnus on this many achievements. We offer our thanks to him for his leadership and contributions to the community, to URI, and to the College of Business Administration.
Frederick J. Newton ’78
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Apollo Education Group, Inc.
Frederick Newton has worked as a human resources executive for some of the top companies in the world. He is currently the chief human resources officer for Apollo Education Group, which employs more than 40,000 people worldwide. He serves on the board of directors of Teach for America and Expect More Arizona, and is involved in numerous professional, trade, and civic organizations.
A former officer and aviator in the U.S. Navy, Newton is an executive board member and trustee of the URI Foundation and has supported the University through his two endowed scholarships in the College of Business and with numerous gifts to Theta Chi fraternity, the URI Alumni Association, and the URI Annual Giving program.