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Senior Vice President for Administration records


Held at: Drexel University: Archives and Special Collections [Contact Us]W. W. Hagerty Library, 3300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Richard Schneider was a senior administrator at Drexel from 1985 to 1992. A retired rear admiral in the United States Coast Guard Reserves, he graduated from the Coast Guard Academy and served eight years of active duty before returning to the academy as an assistant professor and assistant dean of academics. He later earned a master's degree from Wesleyan University and a doctorate in public policy from the University of Delaware and worked as an executive officer at the College of Marine Studies at Delaware with William S. Gaither, who would become president of Drexel in 1986. Dr. Schneider was appointed Drexel University's first vice president for research in 1985, a position which he held through the end of 1990. In 1987-1989 he also served as acting vice president for academic affairs. He was promoted to senior vice president for administration in 1990. Dr. Schneider left Drexel in 1992 to become president of Norwich University.

This collection consists of records created by Richard W. Schneider in three administrative positions at Drexel. It includes his official correspondence; two sets of subject files, one that spans Dr. Schneider's tenure at Drexel (containing some reports that predate his tenure) and one relating to academic affairs; and a set of files on specific departments and offices and their personnel. Also found in the collection are a set of records of the Deans' Rolling Agenda, a set of board meeting minutes from 1989 to 1992, materials on Drexel president William Gaither, and notes from vice presidents' meetings from 1985 to 1989.

Correspondence is arranged chronologically. The two sets of subject files are arranged alphabetically; however, portions of the collection have been separated from each other at times, so the order does not entirely overlap. Order among the personnel files is difficult to ascertain, but appears to be based on the university's administrative hierarchy.

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Memos, CVs, etc., to Kenneth Geller, Vice President of Technology Management and Research, nominating various faculty for the Drexel University Research Achievement Awards, December 1988.

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Drexel University Research Achievement Awards, December 1988, 1988-1989. 2 folders.
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2.0 folders

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