Advisory Board Bio: Rudolph A. Hempe

Rudi_HempeRudolph A. Hempe is editor of CELS News, the online news site for the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences, and retired weekly newspaper editor and former bureau manager of The (North Kingsotwn, RI) Standard Times.

A 1962 journalism graduate of URI, he is a former adjunct professor in journalism and a member of both the New England and Rhode Island journalism halls of fame. He volunteers with the URI Master Gardeners, the Kingston Chamber Music Festival and the Southern RI Conservation District.

His is a past board trustee and chair of South County Hospital, chair of South County Museum, founder of Ocean Woodturners, founder of the Master Gardener Foundation of RI and founder of Access Rhode Island.