Ronald O. Champagne is an American higher education administrator. On August 25, 2010, he became the president of Roger Williams University on an interim basis. Previously he served as president of Saint Xavier University from 1982 to 1994 and as interim president of Shimer College from 2007 to 2008 and Merrimack College from 2008 to 2010.
Champagne was born in Rhode Island. He holds a bachelor's degree from Duquesne University and master's degrees from Fordham University and Catholic University of America. He earned his Ph.D. at Fordham in the foundations of mathematics and physics. He was the first member of his family to attend college.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "RWU names Ronald Champagne interim chief, still searches for permanent leader". Providence Business News. 2010-08-25. http://www.pbn.com/detail/51939.html.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Russell Contreras (2008-09-04). "Champagne takes the reigns at Merrimack College". Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/09/04/new_leader_new_attitude_at_merrimack/.