Dr. Richard Hutcheson
Dr. Richard Hutcheson (1928-2014) was named the Dean of Liberal Studies at SUNY Potsdam in 1972. Helping to set the foundation for liberal education at the College, Hutcheson led many important initiatives, such as adopting Principles of Government for liberal studies in 1973 and implementing an academic advising center in 1975. Hutcheson also served as Dean of Liberal Studies through financially-crippling times at Potsdam, but in 1977, he saw that this was not preventing students from working hard to successfully move on to graduate school. Dr. Hutcheson served as Dean of Liberal Studies from 1972 - 1983.