STUDENT BLOG: News Around Campus - Welcome to Catawba's New Provost
March 5, 2009
A Warm Welcome to Catawba's New Provost
by Amanda Sowards '10
Catawba's new Provost, Dr. W. Richard "Rick" Stephens, Jr. has embraced Catawba with open arms and is ready to embark on a new journey as part of the Catawba community.
Dr. Stephens has two children. His daughter Ashlee, is married to Paul, a firefighter in Chicago. She is a cancer research coordinator at Northwestern University, where she oversees experimental clinical trials. His son Bill is graduating from a school in Boston with a degree in engineering. His wife, Deb, has not moved here yet. She is an elementary teacher and has stayed at their home in Maine to finish out the school year. Read more...
Excerpt from Dr. Stephen's Convocation Address, "Rick's Promise" (Opening Convocation, Spring 2009);