Valentine named president of Culver-Stockton College
Richard Valentine (right), vice president for alumni and development since 2004, has resigned to become the 25th president of Culver-Stockton College, his alma mater. He assumed his new role on July 1 at the four-year liberal arts college in Canton, Mo.
While at Transylvania, Valentine directed programs that increased the alumni giving percentage and set a total giving record. The University is in the closing stages of a five-and-a-half-year, $42 million 225th Anniversary Campaign.
“Richard Valentine gave exceptional leadership to our alumni and development program,” said President Charles L. Shearer. “He was a highly valued member of the senior administrative staff, and I miss his wisdom and experience. Culver-Stockton made an excellent choice in the selection of its new president.”
“Transylvania was a wonderful place for me to serve the alumni and development office,” Valentine said. “The character of the University and the quality of its people—students, faculty, staff, alumni, board members and friends—made every day productive and enjoyable. I learned much from the opportunity to work with President Charles Shearer. I tremendously miss him and all the great people I came to know while at Transylvania.”
Valentine, a 1970 graduate of Culver-Stockton, served the college as a member of its Board of Trustees and former dean of admission. Before coming to Transylvania, he was vice president for admission (1993-95) and then vice president for external relations for nine years at Monmouth College in Illinois. He was also dean of admission and financial aid for then-Arkansas College, now Lyon College.
“I am honored to have been chosen to lead Culver-Stockton,” Valentine said. “The college aspires to excellence and has the momentum to become a truly great liberal arts college that serves its students and region with distinction.”
Valentine replaced William L. Fox, who accepted the presidency at St. Lawrence University (Canton, N.Y.), his alma mater.