Richard Whitehead is the university ambassador at Southern Virginia University. From August 15, 2011, to May 31, 2012, he served as the university’s acting president.
Dr. Whitehead joined the Southern Virginia staff in August 2003. A strong believer in education, Dr. Whitehead spent much of his time from 1971 to 2000 associated with Dixie State College where he was co-founder and member of the National Advisory Council, president of the Alumni Association, member of the board of trustees and president of the Foundation. In 1997, he was named the executive director of institutional advancement at Dixie State College. On May 5, 2000, at the college’s commencement exercises the Utah State Board of Regents awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.
He served as president of the England Bristol and England Birmingham Missions from July 2000 to July 2003.
A.S., Dixie State University, 1965; B.S., Brigham Young University, 1970; D.D.S., Creighton University, 1970
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