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Dr. Richard Lloyd to leave CSJ

Courtesy of CSJ

College of St. Joseph’s President Dr. Richard Lloyd announced that he will be stepping down, effective June 30.

RUTLAND—After nearly four years of outstanding service and accomplishments, Dr. Richard Lloyd will step down as president of College of St. Joseph effective June 30, 2016. Dr. Lloyd, who joined CSJ in July 2012 as its fifth president, has been named president of Bryan College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, Neb. Dr. Lloyd made the announcement to faculty, staff and students Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

Dr. Lloyd and his wife, Monica, grew up in Nebraska and have extended family there. In July, Dr. Lloyd had informed CSJ’s Board of Trustees that he and Mrs. Lloyd were considering a return to Nebraska in order to be closer to family.

CSJ’s board and leadership have assembled a transition team and initiated the search for a new president. Board of Trustees Chair Larry Jensen will serve as interim president. Jim Reddy, retired president of Omya North America, will take over as chair of the Board of Trustees.

“College of St. Joseph is extremely fortunate to have benefited over the past four years from Rich’s tireless dedication to our students’ needs, his enthusiastic leadership of our faculty and staff, the integration of breakthrough innovative programs, and his active engagement in the Rutland community,” Jensen said. “What is special about CSJ is that we see ourselves as a close-knit family. Now, as a family, we join together to thank Rich for his service and to wish him and Monica the best as they begin this new chapter in their lives.”

“It has truly been an honor to serve CSJ these past four years and carry out the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph,” Dr. Lloyd said. Monica and I are grateful for all the support we have received from the College and from friends of the College in the local community, Vermont, and beyond. It has been such a pleasure to work alongside so many talented professionals, and CSJ has a very bright future ahead given its Board and campus leadership.”

Under Dr. Lloyd’s leadership, College of St. Joseph achieved significant goals, including:

Launching CSJ’s Provider Scholarship program, which affords CSJ students the opportunity to reduce their tuition costs by providing structured hours of community service. To date, over 10,000 hours of service have been provided;

Implementing the board’s plan to launch Vermont’s first-ever physician assistant master’s program;

Working with the CSJ board chair to receive the largest donation in CSJ’s history, that of the former OMYA headquarters building in Proctor, which will serve as the location of the developing physician assistant master’s program;

Securing a prestigious Title III grant of $2.2 million from the U.S. Department of Education, the largest grant CSJ has received in its history. The grant will support new initiatives, such as an Integrated Teaching and Learning Commons to address student needs, enhance academic success, and increase student engagement and graduation rate;

Building strategic alliances with high schools and nonprofit organizations in Vermont, New York and Massachusetts, so as to attract, retain and nurture the success at College of St. Joseph of economically disadvantaged students.

Dr. Lloyd joined CSJ in July 2012 from Hastings College in Nebraska, where he had recently served as vice president for academic affairs and vice president for college initiatives. He earned his bachelor of arts from Hastings College, went on to earn a master of arts in English at Emporia State University, and completed his Ph.D. in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Lloyd and his wife have two grown children, Meggan and Zach.

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