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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