Richard Reardon's Term Ends
Richard Reardon completes term as CdA Interim Center Executive Officer in June; retains posts as CLASS North Idaho Associate Dean and professor of psychology.
Richard Reardon, associate dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) for northern Idaho, has served as interim associate vice president and center executive officer for northern Idaho since June, 2010.
Reardon filled the vacancy left by the 2010 retirement of Associate VP for Northern Idaho, Larry Branen. Reardon took on the leadership role for the Center for one year as a national search for a permanent CEO was conducted.
That search recently resulted in the selection of Charles Buck, formerly of Purdue University, to take the helm at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene beginning June 27, 2011.
“Richard Reardon has worked effectively across the institution, and has built and reinforced strong relationships with our academic partners in northern Idaho and with the community of Coeur d’Alene itself,” said Doug Baker, former provost and executive vice president. “The University of Idaho’s North Idaho connections and impact have grown stronger under Richard’s leadership. We are grateful for his service.”
Reardon, a professor of psychology, became associate dean for CLASS at northern Idaho in 2007, and served as chair of the psychology and communication studies department from 1998-2007. He also served, from 2003-05, as director of the North Idaho Center for Disabilities Evaluation. He directs the programs in Psychology, Organizational Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Addictions Studies in northern Idaho and online.
Since 1996, Reardon has held a joint appointment as an adjunct associate professor with the University of Oklahoma Department of Human Relations. He held various academic and research positions with Oklahoma from 1991-1998, including vice chair of the Department of Psychology, membership in the Faculty Senate, and membership on the Executive Committee of the College of Liberal Studies.
Reardon’s research efforts have resulted in the publication of numerous journal articles and book chapters in the areas of social psychology, cognitive psychology, organizational behavior and marketing.
“It has been a busy, but fun year,” said Reardon. “We continue to set enrollment records and to discover creative ways to engage with the community. I am particularly grateful to the Coeur d’Alene Center staff. The University can take great pride in their willingness, even eagerness, to go well beyond what is asked. It has been a pleasure to serve with them. I have the very good fortune to return to a great job, rejoining my dedicated Coeur d’Alene faculty and Extension colleagues. Charles Buck is a distinguished scientist and administrator, and we all look forward to working with him.”