College welcomes new director

Monday, September 17, 2001

Lacey, Wash. - Saint Martin's College is pleased to welcome a new director to manage the Extension Campuses at Fort Lewis Army Base and McChord Air Force Base.

Cindy Richard, the former director of extended campuses for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, has been named the director of the Fort Lewis and McChord Extension Campuses. Richard, who succeeds Linda Fletcher, began at the start of the August term and is already working on developing ways to better incorporate the military campus community with the college's main campus in Lacey.

"I would like to bridge the gap between the main campus and the bases by providing more opportunities for activities between students at the three campuses," Richard said. "The students at the military campus have a lot of wisdom and experience to share with the greater community."

Richard, 44, is originally from New Haven, Conn. and came to the Pacific Northwest with her husband, a pilot for the Air Force. She was most recently stationed in Enid, Okla. where she was the director of extended campuses, a study skills instructor and an instructor for Embry Riddle. Prior to that she was the preschool director with the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Richard has a masters degree in education, a bachelors degree in psychology and an associates degree in early childhood education.

For more information:
Christina Ramírez-Milhoan, communications specialist
Saint Martin's College Office of Communication
360-438-4541 or