Meghan Hughes

President at Community College of Rhode Island

Meghan Hughes served as the Executive Director of Year Up Providence from 2009 – 2015. Prior to Year Up, Meghan spent the previous seven years at Tufts University. While there she received the school’s Excellence in Teaching Award, led new curriculum development, and helped build a partnership with Northeastern University. Meghan graduated magna cum laude from Yale and holds a PhD from New York University. A resident of Providence since 1999, Meghan was recognized by the Rhode Island Foundation with its Community Leader award in 2015 and was named “Outstanding Woman of the Year” by Congressman David Cicilline in 2014. She completed Harvard Business School’s “Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management” in 2013, was a fellow at the Rhode Island Foundation in 2012, and currently serves on the Year Up Providence board.


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