The President’s View – Spring 2017

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr., author of Life’s Little Instruction Book I hear from alumni all the time that Norwich was where they discovered... Read More

The President’s View – Winter 2017

As we enter the second quarter of our Year of Leadership, I am inspired to reflect on the many leaders who have influenced me in my role as president of Norwich. Topping this list are the four outstanding... Read More


Fall has arrived on the Hill, and the campus is buzzing with activity as we welcome one of the largest incoming classes in our history. By the time you read this, we will have kicked off our Year of Leadership,... Read More


Since time immemorial, music has been an integral part of human civilization. Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music directly affected ethos, or one’s ethical character. Specifically, Plato,... Read More


A true visionary, Norwich founder Captain Alden Partridge had that rare quality of being able to conceive of future solutions to current challenges, and then act on them. Although his innovative ideas... Read More

The President’s View – Winter 2016

I believe participation in athletics transforms young people in a way that few activities can. By competing on one or more of our sports teams, Norwich students learn the true meaning of teamwork, communication,... Read More

The President’s View – Fall 2015

“Not so long ago, a student’s entire technology expenditure for the year consisted of a slide rule purchased from the bookstore.” – President Richard W. Schneider (Photo: Beltrami Studios) A new... Read More

The President’s View – Summer 2015

As I write this column, we have just finished wrapping up a three-month, 23-city tour to generate support among members of the Norwich family for the future of our University. At each venue we presented... Read More

The President’s View – Spring 2015

Nursing education at Norwich did not originate on the Hill; it began at Vermont College and became part of our academic offerings after the merger in 1972. And because caregiving is at the heart of Norwich’s... Read More

The President’s View – Winter 2015

President Schneider (right) as a young officer during an inspection, USCGC Dallas.

President Schneider (right) as a young Coast Guard officer during an inspection aboard the USCGC Dallas. From September 1969 through March 1970 I served aboard the USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716) in the Gulf... Read More