Johnny Richardson ’70

Board of Trustee Member

Appointed 2021

Affiliatio: Alumni
Occupation: Marketing Executive
Other Board Memberships:  Regina Dominican High School Board of Trustees; Ripon College Alumni Association Board
Background: Marketing Professional: Worked 30+ years in various marketing functions from concept to development, to execution, to evaluation, and procurement of media and promotional branding items.
Education: B.A. -Economics, Ripon College

What inspired you to join the CRMS Board of Trustees? The opportunity to give back and to pay it forward. In many ways, the CRMS experience left an indelible imprint on me. Hikes up Mt. Sopris & Red Bluff, fall and spring trips, rock picking, and the long-lasting mentoring from faculty are priceless and impactful memories. As a young African American man from rural Mississippi attending CRMS, in the turbulent late 60s and early 70s, was life-changing. And was formative in my development as an adult, giving me the confidence, fierceness, and passion to face life’s challenges.

What do you value most about CRMS? The synergistic congruence of education, work ethic, and community. And the “idealism,” legacy, and that special “Je Ne Sais Quoi.” These values embody the CRMS experience and give CRMS its intrinsic value.

What are you most excited about as you embark on your new role as Trustee? I’m grateful to be invited to serve on the CRMS Board of Trustees. I look forward to with leadership and lending my experience and diversity and providing a different lens to view and preparing CRMS for the present and the future.