Ronald A. CrutcherDr. Ronald A. Crutcher is a national leader in higher education and a distinguished classical musician. From 2015-2021 he served as President of the University of Richmond, and is also President Emeritus of Wheaton College. Prior to Wheaton, he was Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Miami University of Ohio. In August 2021, he was named a Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
Ronald Crutcher writes and speaks widely on the value of liberal education, the democratic purposes of higher education, diversity and inclusion, and free expression on college campuses. He is Immediate Past Chair of the Board of the American Council on Education (ACE), a Senator of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and a member of the Board of Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad).
Ronald Crutcher was the first cellist to receive the doctor of musical arts degree from Yale University, where he also earned his master’s degree. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Miami University (Ohio), he has received honorary degrees from Wheaton College (MA), Colgate University, Muhlenberg College, University of Richmond, Randolph-Macon College, and the University of Cordoba in Spain.
I Had No Idea You Were Black: Navigating Race on the Road to Leadership, Clyde Hill Publishing, 2021.