Rucker Helps Virginians Get Going

Cedric Rucker ’81

Gov. Ralph Northam appointed Cedric Rucker ’81 to the Commonwealth Transportation Board in June. The UMW associate vice president and dean of student life serves on the 17-member board that oversees the state’s transportation projects and initiatives, including the construction, maintenance, and operation of roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, seaports, railways, buses, public transportation, mass transit, and more.

A world traveler, Rucker earned a master’s degree at the University of Virginia, where he served briefly as assistant dean of admissions before returning to his alma mater to work in Student Affairs. Rucker, who was named to last winter’s Richmond Public Schools Black History Month Influential list, served previously on Virginia’s Board of Medicine.

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