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Richard Bland College Announces Dr. Tyler Hart New Provost

President Debbie Sydow has named Dr. Tyler Hart as provost at Richard Bland College of William & Mary. Dr. Hart has served the College in many key administrative capacities over the last decade, most recently as Chief Administrative Officer overseeing Development, Marketing & Communications, Campus Safety and Information Technology.

“Dr. Hart has distinguished himself as a respected leader at Richard Bland College. He brings the breadth and depth of leadership experience that is needed to advance the College’s long-term strategic goals,” says Sydow. “As RBC continues to navigate through new challenges, Dr. Hart has proven time and again his steadfast commitment to student success.”

Dr. Hart joined RBC in May 2008 as the Coordinator of Financial Aid. Since then he has overseen several key areas of the College, including strategic planning, development, academic and institutional effectiveness, program development, and strategic enrollment management.

“Since its inception Richard Bland College has demonstrated how high education can change lives and help students reach their full potential,” said Hart. “I am honored to have been named provost. I look forward to working with Dr. Sydow and the leadership team, faculty, and staff to ensure that students are successful in completing the credentials needed to be competitive in the job market.”

Prior to coming to RBC, Dr. Hart worked as a business and tax consultant with small businesses and individuals in the Greater Richmond Area. He holds an MBA from Averett University and a Ph.D. from Old Dominion University where his research focused on Entrepreneurial Practices in Higher Education.



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