Richard Midcap

Richard Midcap

MCHENRY — Pending completion of negotiations, Richard Midcap, vice president for student affairs at Chesapeake College, will become the 13th president of Garrett College.

“On behalf of the Garrett College Board of Trustees, I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the selection process of the president of Garrett College,” said Duane Yoder, Board of Trustees member and chair of the presidential search committee. “We feel that Dr. Midcap’s experience and background are a great fit with the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead not only for Garrett College, but our county and community as well.”

The committee picked a successor to Richard MacLennan, Garrett's president since 2010, who announced in May he was leaving the McHenry campus to assume the same role at North Idaho College. Albert Coviello has been serving as the school's interim leader since July 1.

Midcap has been Chesapeake's chief student affairs officer since 2001, except while serving an appointment as its interim vice president for academic affairs during the 2015-16 academic year. He began his career in higher education in 1994, serving as Chesapeake’s public information officer.

He then served as the college’s director of admissions, associate dean for student services and dean of students. Prior to his career in higher education, he spent 12 years as a journalist.

Midcap holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education/history from Salisbury University, a master’s degree in history from Washington College and a doctorate in education from Wilmington University.

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