We Exist to Inspire

Providence Day School exists to inspire in its students a passion for learning, a commitment to personal integrity, and a sense of social responsibility.

An independent, college preparatory school, grades Transitional Kindergarten through 12

2016-2017 Board of Trustees

Message from Board Chair

From its beginning, Providence Day has been a place that encourages innovation and celebrates achievement at all levels. We exist to inspire.

It is an honor to serve as the Chair of the Board, and support the strategic vision for the school. With my colleagues, we will build upon and strengthen four pillars that we see as important drivers of the school’s continued success: global education, diversity, social responsibility, and financial sustainability.

Over the next few years, and in partnership with campus leaders, we will work to identify the things we need to do for Providence Day to become a globally-recognized leader in education.  

Our students will be the beneficiaries of this focus, and the communities in which they live will gain empathetic problem solvers eager to contribute their time and talent in ways big and small. It is a responsibility we take on with great pride and determination.

We appreciate your interest in Providence Day School, and invite you to visit campus to see firsthand our inspiring community.

Benjamin Robinson
Chair, Board of Trustees

Meet the Board Chair

Benjamin Robinson, the department chair for the School of Business at Johnson & Wales University, manages all aspects of curriculum delivery within the School of Business. He oversees the undergraduate programming in Business Administration, Business Studies, Corporate Accounting & Financial Analysis, Fashion Merchandising & Retailing, Food & Beverage Entrepreneurship, Management & Marketing.

Prior to Johnson & Wales, Robinson was senior vice president, Chief Administration Officer at Prudential Annuities. Previously, he worked as chief strategist for Prudential Annuities and Group Insurance. Robinson also held executive positions at Bank of America where he oversaw the strategic direction of several business units. In a previous position as Chief Executive Officer of MasterCard Cardholder Solutions, he was responsible for the MasterCard International subsidiary.

Earlier in his career, Robinson served as Congressional Advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives, Banking Committee. He advised former Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II. He also served as an officer in the United States Navy Reserve.

Robinson gained national recognition after authoring several books including Financial Privacy & Electronic Commerce: Who’s in My Business (Writers Club Press, 2000), as well as numerous papers and articles on the banking industry, Benjamin is internationally recognized in his field. In 2003, he was appointed to the Federal Reserve Board Consumer Advisory Council. In 2002, Robinson was awarded The Jack Rudin & John G. Driscoll Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Iona College.

Benjamin stays active in the Providence Day School community. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees and co-chaired the most recent Head of School search. His wife, Ceci, is a founding member of the Multicultural Task Force and a past Annual Fund volunteer.

Robinson earned a BA from Bates College, MA from Trinity College, and a PhD from the Union Graduate School.

Board of Trustees 2016-2017

Dr. Benjamin E. Robinson 
Chair 
alumni parent ’14

Mr. Andy Fink ’82 
Vice Chair
current parent '28

Dr. Christopher Mullis '90
Vice Chair 

Mr. Wyatt Smith
Treasurer
current parent ’19, '20

Mrs. Melanie Winton
Secretary 
current parent '16 

Mrs. Monique Allen
current parent ’18

Mr. Timothy Biltz
current parent '23, '25

Mr. William Blank
current parent ’19, ’29
and alumni parent ’16

Mrs. Kelly Brooks
current parent ’21, ’23

Dr. Abigail Caudle ’92 
alumni

Mrs. Nancy Downing
current parent ’17, '19
and alumni parent '12, '14

Mr. Edward Henegar 
current parent ’18
and alumni parent ’13, '15

Mr. William Lorenz
alumni parent '12, '14

Mr. Reginald Love '00

Mrs. Laura Meyer Wellman
alumni parent '03, '07

Mrs. Kimberly Paulk
current parent ’21 

Mr. G. Patrick Phillips 
alumni parent ’99
and grandparent ’23, ’26

Mr. David Ravin 
current parent ’20, ’22, '26

Mr. Thomas Seddon
current parent '17, '20 

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