David Richardson, Jr. serves as Vice President for Spiritual Life & Mission. Dr. Richardson has over twenty years of experience as a counselor, teacher, leader, administrator, and pastor. He has served as a senior college administrator since 2008 as Regional Director of Student Affairs for seven campuses at Concorde College and Vice President for Student Life & Mission for Walla Walla University.
Richardson is recognized as a man with passion and vision. His focus for the Office of Spiritual Life and Missions is to support students in their co-curricular spiritual journey by enhancing the student spiritual experience. “In the Office of Spiritual Life and Missions we want to create a world class spiritual student experience.”
Richardson is a native of Huntsville, AL. Since obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Religion in June 1993 from Oakwood University, Dr. Richardson has gone on to achieve a Masters of Divinity from Andrews University, a Masters in Counseling from the University of Phoenix, and a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership from Argosy University.
Richardson's goal is to act as a catalyst for change and to invoke strength and growth in the lives of others. He is committed to incorporating high ethical standards in all he does and to assist individuals in a professional and compassionate manner.
Richardson’s experience in maximizing student support services in the organizational setting has led to the consistent expansion in membership opportunities for numerous organizations and institutions. Dr. Richardson also has extensive experience guiding students through leadership training, career preparation, and the process of successful retention and academic matriculation.
Richardson is married to the lovely Melanie Lucas-Richardson of Macon, Georgia. They have been married for 25 years. Melanie, by profession, is a Speech-Language Pathologist. They are blessed with two sons, Brandon and Jaylin.