Norwich Flashback: Todd Retires, Schneider Inaugurated

Major General W. Russell Todd retired at the end of the 1991-1992 school year.

Richard W. Schneider became President in the summer of 1992.

Money quote from Schneider on how long he expected to be in the top job:

“I hope it’s a long time…I think a presidency of about 10 years is probably about right. By that time you probably would have sucked all of my good ideas out of me. I have a tendency to get bored after a while – after seven or 10 years I guess – when everything is finally organized and running the way I want it and running the way I like it.”

It’s been almost 20 years and he hasn’t slowed down a bit. He fixed the finances (which were abysmal), successfully absorbed Vermont College into the Northfield campus, raised academic and admissions standards, greatly improved the campus, raised a gazillion dollars, and the corps of cadets stands at 1500 strong. What’s not to like?

Place your bets: will he be President during Norwich’s Bicentennial Celebration in 2019? It’s really not that far away.

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Essayons!

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Comments

  1. Joseph M. Booth says:

    I love all these article and photos that you have posted. I’m a 2010 graduate. I would have to vote that Gen, Schneider will still be in office. I think after all he has done with the 2019 plan that it’s his right to see it through. However, i would venture to say that it would either be his last year or maybe the year after. He’s still a money machine, but like any good machine, it’s eventually got to be replaced.

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