Berkeley College Associate Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs Richard Robitaille

Richard Robitaille

Associate Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs

Dr. Robitaille is Associate Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs at Berkeley College, a position he assumed in November 2014. He joined Berkeley College in August 2007 as Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for the New Jersey locations, and became Assistant Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs in June 2009. Besides an extensive background in higher education administration, Dr. Robitaille is a combat veteran of the U.S. Army where he currently has 25 years of service. He has served in Germany, France, England, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, and Kosovo. In addition to his current career at Berkeley College, Dr. Robitaille is a First Sergeant in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard currently with the HHC 56th SBCT.

Dr. Robitaille has received numerous medals and commendations for his worldwide deployments, including the Meritorious Service Medal; four Army Commendation medals; the Southwest Asia Service Medal; the Kosovo Campaign Medal; and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Parachutist badge with the U.S. Army. In addition, he is the recipient of the Craig A. Sabtke Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership and Community Service; the LTG Milton G. Baker Award for Distinguished Leadership from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and is a Legionnaire in the Order of Saint Maurice, the highest Infantry order in the U.S. Army.

He is an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the National Infantry Society.

Dr. Robitaille holds a B.S. in Aerospace Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, F, an M.A. in Liberal Studies and an Ed.D. in Leadership in Higher Education from Widener University in Chester, PA.

Interview Topics

Military and veterans affairs; support and educational programs for military personnel and veterans; training and development of military personnel; how to successfully combine military leadership training with a college education to prepare for a rewarding civilian career; higher education administration and leadership ethics.

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