Kenneth P. Ruscio ’79 MPA / ’83 PhD PA, Washington and Lee University president, to step down

Kenneth P. Ruscio will step down as Washington and Lee University’s president this June. Ruscio will have completed a decade as president for the university. As president, Ruscio was responsible for the successful completion of a $500 million capital campaign, the second largest ever for a liberal arts college that funded most of the initiatives included in the university’s strategic plan. As well as, the development of the Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity that has created a major scholarship, two professorships, and an array of summer internship and research opportunities. Those were just some of the numerous achievements from Ruscio’s presidency. He intends to take a sabbatical leave for the 2016-17 academic year and later return to Washington and Lee’s faculty.

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