June 4, 2023

Dean Rucker Day! Save the Date: April 20, 2022

Cedric Rucker, associate vice president and dean of Student Life

Cedric Rucker, associate vice president and dean of Student Life

Dear UMW Community:

In honor of Dean Cedric Rucker, who is retiring from the University of Mary Washington after thirty-three years of service this June, the University will be hosting Dean Rucker Day on Wednesday, April 20, on the second floor of the University Center from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Please come congratulate and thank Dean Rucker for representing the best of Mary Washington with his deep institutional pride, tireless cheer, and decades of service to his alma mater. There will be no official program; there will be, however, bowtie cookies, a photo booth, and most important of all, Dean Rucker himself on hand to receive our warm wishes. In addition, the dean’s favorite dishes will be offered at the Top of the UC as part of the regular lunch offering ($6.00 for faculty and staff members without a meal plan).

The entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend as calendars permit. Feel free to wear a bowtie, popped collar, and sweater-around-the-shoulders in honor of our beloved Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life.


Juliette Landphair, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
University of Mary Washington