Richard H. Dorman


Richard H. Dorman is the 14th president of Westminster College (PA), a co-educational national liberal arts institution recently ranked first in the nation as the “Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)” according to rankings by He has served in various senior administrative capacities, including Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Otterbein College and Assistant Vice President at the University of Louisville, where he oversaw all development operations for the Health Sciences Center. Prior to that, Dr. Dorman was Associate Executive Director for Alumni Relations at the Penn State Alumni Association. During his tenure, the Association received the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Grand Gold Medal as the best alumni association in America for an unprecedented three successive years. His research has centered on role conflict and role ambiguity of lay governing boards and he has served as a frequent speaker and consultant on institutional governance and alumni affairs. He holds a bachelor of music degree from Susquehanna University, a master’s degree in counselor education in student personnel services, and a doctorate in higher education administration, both from Penn State.

Author's Books

Academic Leadership and Governance of Higher Education

A Guide for Trustees, Leaders, and Aspiring Leaders of Two- and Four-Year Institutions

E-Book (ePub)