A native of Mobile, AL, Richard moved to Blount County, TN at the age of 8. Immediately after high school, he left for the U.S. Navy where he served as an active duty and reserve Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsman. He later worked at Pellissippi State Technical Community College for 3+ years in IT Technical Support. After receiving his A.A.S., he then worked at The University of Tennessee as an IT Administrator for 10+ years. Before coming to Carson-Newman University, he spent 3+ years as the Senior Programmer Analyst for the student area at the University of Alabama. Richard has over 20 years of experience in the higher education IT field.
Pellissippi State Technical Community College:
A.A.S. Computer Science
University of Alabama:
B.A. Science, Technology, and Culture
Currently enrolled in the M.B.A. program