330 Egbert Hall
Roger (Doc) Richardson joined IC in January 2000. He has served in a variety of capacities at Ithaca College. Prior to his current positions, Doc served as interim chief diversity officer and associate provost for diversity, inclusion, and engagement (2015-2017); associate vice president for academic and student affairs/dean for the first-year experience (2006–2015); assistant vice president for student affairs and campus life (2002–2006); and director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (2000–2002). Prior to his work at IC, he held positions at New York University, Dartmouth College, Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
In his current position, associate vice president for student affairs and campus life, he oversees: The Office of Student Engagement; Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Social Change (IDEAS); The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Outreach, Education and Services; Office of Religious and Spiritual Life; and the Campus Center. He and his colleagues work to integrate students into the life of the college and support their personal and academic success.
Doc is an active volunteer in the Ithaca area and beyond. He is a founding member of New Roots Charter School Board of Trustees (2009-2019), and currently serves as trustee emeritus; he sits on the University of Wisconsin-Stout Foundation Board; has served on the Ithaca City School District Board of Education (2003–2006) and The History Center's Board of Trustees (2006–2012). Doc enjoys boating, fishing and watching college and professional basketball.
Doc holds a PhD in higher education administration from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University and a MS in counseling and BA in psychology from University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Doc oversees the following areas:
- The Center for IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice)
- The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Outreach, Education and Services
- Religion and Spiritual Life
- Student Engagement
- Campus Center