Alderson Broaddus University Names New President

Dr. Ronald L. Burbick, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, has announced the selection of Mr. Richard A. Creehan as the new President of Alderson Broaddus University effective June 1, 2011. The selection of Creehan to lead AB University was the result of a national search by the College’s 20-member Presidential Search Committee led by Dr. Ed Grose, of South Charleston, West Virginia, a trustee whose career was spent in higher education.

Creehan succeeds Interim President, Dr. Philip E. Cline, of South Charleston, West Virginia, a long-time trustee of Alderson Broaddus University.  Burbick notes, “Dr. Cline has served admirably for the past six months and has received the accolades of all who have had the honor of working with him during his time at the helm of AB University.”
Creehan comes to Alderson Broaddus University from Adrian College in Michigan, where he has served as Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff.  At Adrian and his previous two positions at Washington and Jefferson College and Allegheny College, he was known for developing and implementing an enrollment and student activities model entitled “Admissions Yield” that resulted in major improvements in enrollment and fund-raising.  The dramatic success at Adrian College has led to national acclaim.

Burbick says, “I am confident that Mr.Creehan will work hard to energize all constituencies of AB University toward a common goal—providing as many young people as possible with a quality education while preparing them for a successful life of service.”

Creehan and his wife, Beth, will reside at Greystone, the historic home of Alderson Broaddus University presidents.  They are the parents of three daughters, Tara, Darcy, and Colleen.