F.C. Richardson


President's Medal for Excellence (2002)
IU Southeast Ceremony
Location: Indianapolis
Presenter: Myles Brand


Dr. F. C. Richardson was named chancellor of Indiana University Southeast on July 1, 1996. He previously served as president of Buffalo State College and in the administrations at Minnesota State University Moorhead and Jackson State University.

Richardson immediately implemented steps to enhance campus communication by establishing an administrative council, made up of all of the vice chancellors, the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, his executive assistant and the director of equity and diversity, and an executive council, consisting of those officers, faculty senate representatives, academic deans, staff councils and student government representation. He also fostered a period of enrollment growth, including the creation of reciprocity agreements with several counties in Kentucky.

He retired in 2002 and was named Chancellor Emeritus.