Dr. Lois Richardson Named GGC's First Dean of the School of Liberal Arts

Georgia Gwinnett College is relying on Dr. Lois C. Richardson’s 25+ years of experience in higher education teaching and administration to develop its liberal arts programs.

Georgia Gwinnett College is relying on Dr. Lois C. Richardson’s 25+ years of experience in higher education teaching and administration to develop its liberal arts programs.

Richardson is now serving as GGC’s charter dean of the school of liberal arts. In her role, she oversees 12 distinctive course areas with an eye towards producing graduates ready for a variety of disciplines.

“GGC is extremely fortunate to add Dr. Richardson to our team,” says GGC’s Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Stas Preczewski. “Her exceptional, proven leadership and scholarly prowess are exactly what is needed to structure a 21st century liberal arts program.”

“A liberal arts education, with its focus on general knowledge and intellectual capacities, prepares graduates for a variety of positions in the ever-changing marketplace,” says Richardson. “My goal is to ensure that our graduates receive the skills necessary to be successful in this global economy whether through employment or the continuation of graduate and professional studies.”

Before coming to GGC, Richardson served as dean of arts and sciences for Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J. She was also the assistant vice president of academic affairs and associate professor of counseling at Kean University in Union, N.J.

“I am proud of the opportunity to help create the first college in the 21st century,” added Richardson. “GGC’s vision of higher education with primary emphasis on student success through faculty mentoring and student engagement will position the college as a leader in redefining higher education for the century.”

Richardson received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Fisk University in Nashville, Tn., master’s degree in counseling psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, as well as a master’s degree in education from Columbia University. She obtained a doctorate in counseling psychology from Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

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