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Nick Figueroa

Adjunct Professor

Area of Expertise Public Administration, Community Development, Adult Education
“ For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you. ”

My Story

Over the years, Nick Figueroa’s advocacy has centered specifically on improving the lives of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable citizens. Most recently, he played a key role in the fight to pass statewide anti-racial profiling law.

Previously, Nick served as the Executive Vice President of the Rhode Island Latino Civic Fund. In 2013, Nick was appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, State Advisory Council.

Nick is currently the Regional Admissions Director for City Year’s Northeast Region and also serves as a member of the adjunct faculty at the Community College of Rhode Island. Other professional remits in higher education include the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Framingham State University and the Director of Multicultural Recruitment at Roger Williams University.

As a member of the National Association of College Admission Counselors, Nick participated in the annual lobby of the U.S. Congress to increase funding for Pell Grants. His long history of legislative advocacy has span fighting for education reform and racial parity to marching on Washington as part of the Million Man March.

Nick holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education from the University of Rhode Island. He completed his undergraduate work in Public Administration at Roger Williams University.