Richardson named interim vice president of Tarleton finance division

Tarleton Names Interim Vice President

Tarleton Names Interim Vice President

Thursday, July 27, 2017

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Dr. Rick Richardson has been named interim vice president for Tarleton State University’s Division of Finance and Administration, effective Aug. 1. He succeeds Dr. Tye Minckler, who joins the University of Washington-Tacoma.

Currently an assistant professor in Tarleton’s College of Business Administration, Richardson joined the university in 2009 as vice president of institutional advancement and has been instrumental in helping develop a new campus for the school’s Fort Worth center scheduled to open in 2019.

“I greatly appreciate Dr. Richardson’s willingness to serve as chief financial officer during the next academic year,” said Tarleton President F. Dominic Dottavio. “His experience and background in higher education administration and finance will ensure we continue to provide the resources needed to be the premier student-focused university in Texas and beyond.”

As part of Tarleton’s leadership team, Richardson will oversee the budgetary and fiscal affairs of the university, including planning, monitoring and managing overall financial plans, policies, programs and operations.

“I am humbled and honored to have been asked to serve in this role,” Richardson said. “These are exciting and challenging times for Tarleton. I look forward to working with Dr. Dottavio and the university’s executive team to provide an affordable, quality higher education that enables our students to pursue their dreams.”

Richardson earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baylor University and his MBA from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He has a doctorate in organizational leadership from Regent University in Virginia and a juris doctorate from Baylor University School of Law.

He is a certified public accountant and recognized by the State Bar of Texas as an attorney and counselor at law.

Tarleton, celebrating 100 years as founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. As a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) with campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, leadership, excellence and service.


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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.