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Division of Administration and Finance

Welcome from the Vice President

Welcome to the Division of Administration and Finance at the University of Rhode Island. Our mission is to support the academic, research and outreach programs of the University by providing the most efficient and effective administrative and financial support to students, faculty, and staff. We are continually working to develop, implement, and improve upon the best practices and highest quality administrative services for the institution with special focus on collaboration, sustainability and transparency.

Departments that make up this division include: Budget and Financial Planning, Business Services (Purchasing, Public Safety, Risk Management, Property and Support Services, Facilities Services, Campus Planning and Design and Capital Projects), Controller’s Office, Human Resource Administration, Internal Audit, The Ryan Center and Boss Arena, and the W. Alton Jones Campus (Whispering Pines conference Center and the Environmental Center) and the President’s Council on Sustainability.

This office facilitates the delivery of quality services provided by these departments in order to meet the needs and mission of the University. In addition, we provide the fiscal, legal and administrative counsel to the executive offices of the University assuring that the institution operates within the financial, legal and regulatory parameters determined by the Board of Governors for the State of Rhode Island and within state and federal guidelines.

We welcome your questions, comments and suggestions. Please submit your question, comment and/or suggestion to the Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance.


Christina L. Valentino
Vice President for Administration and Finance
University of Rhode Island

Division News

Community News: 

Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive 2013

A-36 Food and Beverage Policy

Catering Policy

Catering Waiver Form

Alcoholic Beverage Policy

Alcohol Sale/Service Approval Form

Alcohol Sale Procedures

Contracts and Agreements

Process for Approval:

  • Send original contract or agreement to the Office of Legal Counsel for review and approval
  • Once reviewed, signature will be requested of the Vice President by Legal Counsel
  • Once the Vice President signs the approved contract or agreement, Legal Counsel will return the   fully executed document to you

Authorized Signatories

February 15, 2012 memorandum

to the URI Community

Approved Signature Authorities

(updated as needed)

Last update:11/01/13

Signature Authorization Policy

International Travel:  Mandatory Emergency Evacuation Services Program

Notice for International Travellers

(click on the link above)

Policy on the Acceptance of Non-Cash Gifts, Other Than Real Estate, Research and Library Donations

Check List for Acceptance of Non-Cash Gifts, Other Than Real Estate, Research and Library Donations

Other Items:

URI Research and
Technology Park (PDFs)