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Valerie Cushman Assumes Role of Special Assistant to President

Position will provide fundraising and strategic leadership

4/26/2007 10:03:25 AM


LYNCHBURG — College officials announced Thursday that Valerie Cushman will assume the position of special assistant to the president.

In this new position, Cushman will lead the college in its fundraising campaign for the new athletic, dance and recreation center and will head the College SACS accreditation team.

“Val’s assumption of this position will give us continuity over the aforementioned endeavors during our presidential transition and will enable her to manage other areas of strategic importance to the college in the future,” said Ginger Worden, interim president.

The college will become Randolph College on July 1, enroll men in the fall, and plans to announce its new president this summer.

Cushman currently serves as both athletics director and chair of the physical education department. Cushman came to Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 1997 from Vassar College, where she served as associate athletic director and lecturer in physical education. Throughout her career, she has been involved in nearly every aspect of sports, from coaching and teaching to administration.

She received her B.S.E. from the State University of New York at Cortland, her M.S.E. from East Stroudsburg University, and her Ph.D. from Syracuse University.

As athletic director, Cushman coordinated the daily operations as well as the long-term objectives of the intercollegiate athletic program. Cushman also served on various committees for Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference as well as three NCAA committees, including the Division III Management Council and the Committee on Women’s Athletics.

She will assume her new role May 1. Heather Somers assume the role of associate athletic director.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations