Pearce Named VP

Richard R. Pearce

Mary Washington’s latest vice presidential selection is on the money: Richard R. Pearce has been named vice president for administration and finance.

Pearce, who had served in the position in an acting capacity since last year, also is treasurer of the Mary Washington Foundation, the nonprofit entity that manages and administers assets to benefit the University.

The vice presidential appointment formalizes his position as UMW chief financial officer. In that role, he directs facilities, capital projects, public safety, community services, human resources, and business operations.

Since he came to UMW in 1998, Pearce has served as assistant and associate vice president for business and finance. He also is treasurer of the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, president of the Fredericksburg Regional Boys and Girls Club, and a member of the Rappahannock Rotary Club.

“Rick is a consummate professional whose expertise, management skills, and in-depth knowledge are assets to the University,” President Richard V. Hurley wrote in an August email to the UMW community. “I have every confidence in his oversight of UMW’s financial well-being.”