The university’s 10th president is an accomplished scholar and musician.
Empty bookcases cover an entire wall of Ronald A. Crutcher’s office. The University of Richmond’s new president, dressed in a natty bow tie, is so new that he’s arrived before his books.
Crutcher, the former president of Wheaton College in Massachusetts, was named the 10th president of the private, 185-year-old university in February. He began his first day at the helm of UR on July 1.
He’s also a prominent cellist, with doctorate and master’s degrees in music from Yale University. He’s served on the board of orchestras in Boston, Cincinnati and Cleveland and also has taught or been an administrator at the University of Texas at Austin, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The full Q & A is a pretty great read. Check it out to learn more about Crutcher’s plans for the university, his love for the cello, and much more.
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