Emory & Henry College
Names new president
EMORY, Va. The Emory & Henry College Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr. Rosalind Reichard last month as the 20th president of the college.
In announcing the appointment on June 14, Thomas McGlothlin, chair of the Emory & Henry Board of Trustees, said, "The college is pleased to welcome Dr. Reichard as our new president. She will bring strong leadership and a fresh perspective from her extensive and highly successful experience in higher education."
Reichard currently serves as senior vice president and vice president for academic affairs at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., a position she has held since 2000. Her accomplishments include the review and reformation of the college's undergraduate General Education Program, the initiation of the Meredith Technology Initiative, and the reorganization of academic affairs into six schools.
Reichard has guided the development of Meredith's undergraduate research program. She also played a key role in the planning and construction of Meredith's 80,000- square-foot Science and Mathematics Building.
Prior to joining Meredith College, Reichard served for 16 years at Elon College in North Carolina, beginning as an assistant professor in 1984, and subsequently as associate and then full professor of mathematics, chair of the Department of Mathematics, associate dean of academic affairs, and finally as dean of science and mathematics. At Elon, Reichard coordinated the process that revised the entire college curriculum from a three-semester hour system to a four-semester hour system. She worked with the admissions office to develop the Elon College Fellows Programs and with the institutional advancement office to secure $2 million for scientific instrumentation in partnership with the Kresge Foundation.
In accepting the board's invitation to serve as president, Reichard responded, "I am pleased and honored to be named president of Emory & Henry College, which continues to live by its founding principles of faith, learning, service, honesty and community. During the interview process, my admiration for Emory & Henry has continued to grow as I have learned about the dedication to its mission, the strong sense of community, and the high quality academic experience it offers its students. The college's many strengths provide a firm foundation upon which to build a new future. I am eager and enthusiastic about beginning this new journey."