NEWPORT, R.I. \u2014 The Community College of Rhode Island Foundation recently elected three individuals to serve as Trustees,\u00a0including Angela (Angie) Bannerman Ankoma, Bryony Bouyer, and Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr.\n\nBannerman Ankoma currently serves as Executive Vice President, Director of Community Investment, for the United Way of Rhode Island and is co-owner of the Copa Menswear clothing store located in Providence, RI.\u00a0 She also serves as Chair of the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation (WEHDC) and is a founding member of WEHDC\u2019s nationally recognized Sankofa Initiative.\u00a0 Bannerman Ankoma holds Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health degrees from\u00a0Columbia University.\u00a0 She resides in Providence, RI.\n\nBouyer currently serves as Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion & Multi-cultural Strategies, at Hasbro, Inc.\u00a0 She earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from UMass Dartmouth and a Master of Business Administration from Bryant University. In addition, she received an Honorary Doctorate from UMass Dartmouth, earned a certificate from Harvard Business School in Women of Corporate Boards, and completed the Hasbro Leadership Development program from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University.\u00a0 Bouyer resides in Foxboro, MA.\n\nGilbane serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Gilbane, Inc., and Chairman of Gilbane Building Company. He holds several degrees including a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Babson College, Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Certificate in Building Construction from the Rhode Island School of Design.\u00a0 In addition, he completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Gilbane resides in Newport, RI.\n\n\u201cAngie, Bryony, and Tom bring valuable personal and professional experiences to the CCRI Foundation, and we are grateful for\u00a0their willingness to volunteer their time and talents to serve the college and our incredible students.\u00a0We look forward to the energy, knowledge, and passion they each bring to the table as we create more partnerships and inspire more philanthropy for CCRI\u201d said CCRI Foundation President Jaymin Patel.\n\nCCRI is at the forefront of improving the ways community college students are prepared to advance their education and career prospects. Named America\u2019s 2-Year College of the Year for 2019 by Education Dive, CCRI expects to have the highest three-year graduation rate of any community college in New England by 2021.\n\u00a0\nAbout the CCRI Foundation\nThe Community College of Rhode Island Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that inspires philanthropy and provides support for CCRI students. Today, with a growing community of alumni, donors, and philanthropic partners, the Foundation directly supports students through scholarships, book awards, emergency funding, and contributes to strengthening CCRI by supporting strategic programs, professional development and equity initiatives, capital improvements, and the purchase of educational resources.\n\nAbout CCRI\nThe Community College of Rhode Island, New England\u2019s largest community college, enrolls nearly 20,000 students in credit-bearing programs and an additional 8,500 individuals in workforce development programs and adult education courses annually. CCRI also provides transportation education and certification to 14,000 Rhode Islanders each year. Classes and programs are offered at CCRI\u2019s full-service campuses in Warwick, Lincoln, Providence and Newport, online and in partnership with the Westerly Education Center. For more information, visit\u00a0www.ccri.edu.