development leader will greet
students this fall
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind.
(Aug. 9, 2004) – Manchester College’s new vice president for student
development brings considerable experience in student support leadership
to the position.
Beth E. Sweitzer-Riley joined the senior
management team of the northern Indiana college on Aug. 2,
and already is moving full speed into Manchester College’s 116th
year. She succeeds William Rhudy, who left the college last spring.
The Office of Student Development
provides non-academic support systems focused on helping students thrive
at Manchester College. The department includes Residential
Life, Counseling Services, Student Activities, Safety and Security,
Health Services, Campus Ministry, Career Services and Multicultural
“The people here are tremendous,” said
Sweitzer-Riley. “They are so welcoming and committed to the
Manchester College community. I am looking forward to meeting the
students and working to maximize their college experience by connecting
academics with student development in a more tangible way.”
Classes start Wednesday, Sept. 1.
Sweitzer-Riley comes to
Manchester from Wilson College for women in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania,
where she was vice president for student development and dean of
students. For about 16 years prior to that, she held key leadership
roles in student support and development at The University of Findlay in
Wilson’s enrollment is
about two-thirds the size of the student body of Manchester, which is a
co-ed Church of the Brethren college with about 1,100 students.
Sweitzer-Riley also held student services posts at State University of
New York at Binghamton.
She holds a Ph.D. in higher education
administration from Bowling Green State University in
Ohio, a master’s in counseling education from Millersville State
University in Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in education from
Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. Elizabethtown also is a Brethren
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