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Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher ’72 MMA, ’79DMA will serve as the 10th president of the University of Richmond. He was elected in February by the university’s Board of Trustees. His appointment is effective July 1, 2015.
Crutcher is President Emeritus of Wheaton College in Massachusetts, where he served as President from 2004 to 2014, and a former provost of Miami University of Ohio. Having established himself as a gifted cellist and professor of music, he has become a national leader in higher education.
Crutcher is the founding co-chair of the Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. LEAP focuses on educational excellence as well as high-impact practices and assessment of student ability to apply learning to complex problems and real-world challenges. MORE