Dr. Richard Dorman
Dr. Richard Dorman recently retired as the 14th president of Westminster College (PA). During his term as president the College was named the “#1 College or University in America for Women in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) by Forbes.com and was recently listed among “The Top 25 Best College Values in America” by the New York Times and a “Top Ten Best Value” by USA Today. Dorman led Westminster’s first comprehensive campaign in decades and exceeded the initial $40 million goal by 32%. His strategic plan for Westminster won a bronze medal in a national competition from the publishers of Higher Education Marketing.
Prior to serving as president for 8 years, he was vice president for Advancement at Otterbein University in Columbus, Ohio, completing the largest capital campaign in that institution’s history. From 1990-96, Dorman successfully headed Development operations for the University of Louisville’s Health Sciences Center. Earlier, he served as the Associate Executive Director for Alumni Relations at Penn State where, during his tenure, the Association won the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s Grand Gold Award for best alumni association in America an unprecedented three years in a row.
Dorman is co-author of the best-selling higher education management book “Academic Leadership and Governance in Higher Education”, published by Stylus Publishing in 2013. He has served on the faculty of Penn State’s Academic Leadership Academy and is a frequent speaker on academic governance issues.