KINGSTON, R.I — By leaving his post at Monash University in Australia to become the next president of the University of Rhode Island, Professor Marc B. Parlange is coming full-circle.
Parlange, a Providence native, will become URI’s 12th president on Aug. 1. He succeeds David M. Dooley, who joined URI in July 2009 and has overseen the school’s steady transformation, both academically and in its facilities.
The URI Board of Trustees announced Parlange’s appointment Monday night after a unanimous vote.
“I am honored and delighted for this opportunity to lead the University of Rhode Island,” Parlange said. “My life and career have taken me around the world, and to be coming full-circle here, back to Rhode Island where I was born, is especially meaningful for me. I have great appreciation for the transformational work President David…