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Lynne Richardson - University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg, VA, US

Lynne Richardson Lynne Richardson

Vice President for Administration and Finance | University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA, UNITED STATES

Dr. Richardson's expertise focuses on leadership management and higher education administration.






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Use a daily planner, form study groups early and set realistic goals with an action plan. That’s sound advice for freshman students from Lynne D. Richardson, Vice President of Administration and Finance.

An expert in student development, strategic planning, leadership and curriculum design, Dr. Richardson’s served as the inaugural dean of the University's College of Business before taking on her current position. She's written articles on time management, office etiquette and leadership management have been featured in the Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and Nerd Wallet, among others. She currently writes a business-related weekly column for The Free Lance-Star newspaper in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Dr. Richardson is recipient of the 2018 Patricia M. Flynn Distinguished Woman in Business Education Award. Established in 2016 by the Women Administrators in Management Education Affinity Group, the award recognizes female thought leaders whose leadership, research and educational initiatives have made a difference for women in business education.

Before coming to UMW, Dr. Richardson served as the dean of Mississippi State University’s College of Business and Ball State University’s Miller College of Business, where she also taught as a professor of marketing. She also has served as associate dean for undergraduate programs and external relations for the School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and as the director of the MBA program for the university’s Graduate School of Management.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Higher Education Administration

Student Development

Curriculum Design

Strategic Planning

Educational Leadership

Marketing Communications

Accomplishments (2)

2018 Patricia M. Flynn Distinguished Woman in Business Education Award (professional)

The award was established in 2016 by the Women Administrators in Management Education Affinity Group, a peer group for women administrators in business schools to recognize female thought leaders whose leadership, research and educational initiatives have made a difference for women in business education.

Certificate in Fundraising Management (professional)


Awarded by the Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Education (3)

University of Alabama, Manderson Graduate School of Business: Ph.D., Marketing 1989

University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.B.A., Marketing 1983

University of Montevallo: B.B.A., Marketing 1980

Affiliations (2)

  • Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees
  • Riverside Foundation for the Performing Arts Board of Directors: President

Media Appearances (15)

How to handle your email

The Free Lance-Star  print


WE LIVE in a world of instant gratification.

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How can you measure greatness?

The Free Lance-Star  print


I listened to several of the messages shared by the 2020 Heisman Trophy finalists.

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Two basic management styles

The Free Lance-Star  print


I know, and have known, many business deans.

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Start the easy way or the hard way?

The Free Lance-Star  print


DO YOU make lists of things that you need to get done every day?

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A takeaway from the 2019 Heisman Trophy finalists

The Free Lance-Star  print


EVEN if you’re not a fan of college football, you’ve probably heard of the Heisman Trophy.

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Consider the importance of what you're juggling

The Free Lance-Star  print


I HAVE heard countless commencement speeches, conference presentations and keynote addresses.

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What to do when you are not selected (The Free Lance-Star)

The Free Lance-Star  print


YOU APPLIED for your dream job.

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We learn from failure

The Free Lance-Star  print


REMEMBER when you couldn’t wait to turn 16 so that you could make the trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles to take your driving test?

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When redundancies are good

The Free Lance-Star  print


When redundancies are good

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Leading from the top, middle, and back

The Free Lance-Star  print


IN 2000, I attended a conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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More than physical appearance

The Free Lance-Star  print


I’ve been thinking a bit about the importance of first impressions.

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Rethinking recommendation questions

The Free Lance-Star  print


DURING the last decade or so, we have been made aware of the disparities between men and women in senior roles in organizations.

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Recharging your Batteries

The Free Lance-Star  print


We’ve probably all read about, and many have experienced, Zoom exhaustion.

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RICHARDSON: Run to a job, not away from one

The Free Lance-Star  print


A RECENT conversation struck a chord with me.

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RICHARDSON: Decide that you can

The Free Lance-Star  print


AT THE 1952 Helsinki Olympics, Great Britain’s Roger Bannister finished the 1,500 meters in fourth place.

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Event Appearances (1)

"Working Smarter, Not Harder"

Interactive session pre-approved for CMP certification by the Convention Industry Council  Stevenson Ridge, Spotsylvania, Va.


Articles (5)

Customer trust in the salesperson: An integrative review and meta-analysis of the empirical literature

Journal of Business Research


The development of trust between salespeople and their customers has traditionally been considered a critical element in developing and maintaining a successful...

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The effects of the presence and use of channel power sources on distributor satisfaction

International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research


This study tested a set of hypotheses concerning the use compared to the presence of coercive and non-coercive sources of channel captain power and channel member satisfaction in the brewing industry. Results revealed that distributors perceive brewers to ...

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Sampling and data collection methods in sales force research: Issues and recommendations for improvement

Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management


Samples used in sales force research studies found in JM, JMR, JPSSM, and IMM over a 17-year period were examined to discover the extent to which sales force sampling has met the issues of covering different industries and types of salespeople, of satisfying technical sampling requirements, and of clearly reporting on sampling methods...

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Key attributes affecting students' applications to MBA programs: Public vs. private institutions

Journal of Marketing for Higher Education


The competition for high-caliber graduate students at both public and private institutions has increased tremendously over the past 10 years. Graduate students not only attend higher educational institutions to receive their own education...

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Perceived conduct and professional ethics among marketing faculty

Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science


This paper describes the results of a mail survey to the educator membership of the American Marketing Association. Data were collected regarding beliefs about both the frequency of occurrence and severity of 59 ethical issues facing marketing faculty. The research questions examined include: What unethical practices are believed to most commonly occur?...

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