University of Richmond announces 10th president

The Board of Trustees of the University of Richmond today announced the selection of its 10th president, Ronald Andrew Crutcher.

Crutcher will take office on July 1st, following the retirement of 9th president Edward L. Ayers.

Crutcher is President Emeritus of Wheaton College in Massachussetts. During his tenure as president from 2004-2014, he raised the institution’s profile, increased enrollment and diversity of the student body, created new interdisciplinary faculty positions and new programs in film and new media studies, bioinformatics, neuroscience and business and management and ensured the institution’s financial stability during a challenging economic period for all of higher education.

 

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