The President as Mentor for Tackling Hard Questions
The most meaningful conversations often begin when I say to a student, “Why don’t you tell us more about that?” I serve as a mentor to a group of young men of all backgrounds and experiences at the University of Richmond. My wife, Betty Neal Crutcher, similarly mentors a group of young women. We each meet monthly. We also convene several times per semester as a united team. Betty has a doctoral degree in cross-cultural mentoring; I try to keep up by leveraging my experience as a university president.
Originally published: August 3, 2017
Author: Ronald A. Crutcher
Institution: University of Richmond
Published by: Inside Higher Ed