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Dr. Rick Stripling receives Dr.
Mossie J. Richmond Outstanding Leadership Award
November 24, 2010
-- Dr. Rick Stripling, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Arkansas
State University, received the Dr. Mossie J. Richmond Outstanding
Leadership Award at the Arkansas College Personnel Association’s annual
meeting, November 11-12, in Springdale.
The award recognizes student affairs leaders from Arkansas who have made
significant contributions to the association and the student affairs
profession within the state. It is named for the late Dr. Mossie J.
Richmond, former interim president of ASU and vice president for Student
Affairs. Dr. Stripling said being named recipient of the award is
especially meaningful because Dr. Richmond was a personal friend and
“Dr. Richmond was a true leader at ASU and to me and many others who
learned from him,” said Dr. Stripling. “His leadership was gentle yet
effective, and I strive to lead by example as he did. His vision for the
mission and growth of student affairs impacts our programs to this day.
To say that he left big shoes to fill at ASU is most certainly an
In addition to acknowledging Stripling’s familiarity with construction,
bonds and contracted food service, the award also recognizes his
willingness to serve as a resource to other areas on ASU’s campus. The
award also honors his efforts in starting the master’s level college
student personnel program and contributing time to teaching and
supervising the practicum and intern portions of the degree program.
Under Stripling’s leadership, the division of Student Affairs has
overseen the construction of 10 new buildings and renovated two major
buildings during the last decade. The construction and renovation
projects, totaling over $135 million, include Collegiate Park and
apartments for sophomores, juniors and seniors; Heritage Plaza outdoor
plaza and amphitheater; Florida coast-style apartments for
nontraditional/graduate students; Red Wolf Den apartments for students
with 60-plus credit hours; Honors Living-Learning Community; STEM/ROTC
Living-Learning Communities; Red WOLF Center fitness and recreation
facility; Student Health Center; Parking Garage; Student Union; Carl R.
Reng Student Services Center renovation; and Kays Hall (women’s
residential facility) renovation.
Pictured: (From left) David Mayes,
president of Arkansas College Personnel Association of ASU-Beebe and Dr.
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