After nearly 40 years of experience as a college administrator, Dr. Richard Fulton knows a thing or two about academics. He has worked with transfer students, adult learners and diverse student populations in nearly every corner of the country.
In a career dating back to 1975, Fulton has held executive roles with colleges in New York, Montana, Washington and Hawaii, where he most recently served as vice chancellor for instruction at Windward Community College from 2008 to 2013.
Now stepping in as interim vice president of educational services at Brookdale, Fulton said he is ready for the challenge ahead.
“I’m very excited for this opportunity,” said Fulton, who officially joined the college on Nov. 3. “This is a key position in any administration, not just in terms of planning but in terms of providing stability and support. I look forward to filling that role and working with the college community throughout this transition.”
Fulton’s temporary appointment will run through June 30, 2015, as the college conducts a national search for a new chief academic officer. Dr. Dianna Phillips, Brookdale’s former executive vice president, has taken the position of chief executive officer at the University of the District of Columbia’s Community College. Her last day at Brookdale was Oct. 31.
At Brookdale Fulton will essentially serve as “second in command,” planning and directing the development and administration of the college’s academic program. The Brookdale Board of Trustees approved his hire on Oct. 30.