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Richard A. Voorhees, American university vice-president.


Voorhees, Richard A. was born on January 6, 1953 in Sisseton, South Dakota, United States. Son of Robert Leland and Mary Jean (Heckel) Voorhees.


Bachelor of Science in Education, University North Dakota, 1974. Master of Arts, University North Dakota, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Arizona State University, 1983.


Junior high instructor, Little Eagle (South Dakot) Day School, 1974-1978;director upper division studies, Standing Rock College, Fort Yates, North Dakota, 1978-1980;director research, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, Colorado, 1983-1985;director marketing, planning & research, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, Colorado, 1985-1987;dean educational support services, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, Colorado, 1987;dean student affairs, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakot, 1987-1990;vice president student life, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakot, since 1990. Consultant Ednl. Testing Svc., Princeton, New Jersey, 1990-1991.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Research in Higher Education. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


Member Spearfish Park Board, 1989-1991. Board directors Littleton Young Men’s Christian Association Youth Partnership, 1984-1987. Member National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, National Association for Foreign Student Advisors, Association for Study of Higher Education, Association for Institutional Research, Society Black Hills Pioneers (board directors since 1987), Lions (chapter secretary since 1989).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, reading, traveling.


Married Alice Marie Bedard, April 24, 1976. Children: Danielle Germain, Bennet Leland.

Robert Leland Voorhees

Mary Jean (Heckel) Voorhees

Alice Marie Bedard

Danielle Germain Voorhees

Bennet Leland Voorhees