Thursday, July 11, 2013

New president meets students, staff, faculty ... and horses

During his first full week on the job, Randolph's new president has been exploring campus and meeting members of the community.

On Monday, Bradley W. Bateman took some time to visit with many people at a staff and faculty ice cream social. On Tuesday, he spent most of his day touring campus buildings, including a stop by the Randolph College Riding Center, where he learned how much the horses like peppermint candy.

Caitlin Unterman ’12, a Randolph rider who is now studying for a Master of Arts in Teaching at Randolph and teaching physical science at nearby Forest Middle School, was pleased to see Bateman’s interest in the Riding Center. “I think the new president is a great addition to the already close-knit family community at Randolph,” she said. “He is personable and charismatic, which makes him approachable and easy to talk to. It was a joy to meet him and share my love of the Riding Center with him.”

“I enjoyed the warm reception I have experienced while meeting more Randolph faculty and staff members over the past few days,” Bateman said. “I have learned a lot about the College’s campus, programs, and, most importantly, its people.”

“This has been a wonderful beginning to my presidency, and I look forward to meeting more members of the community, including students, alumnae, and alumni, in the coming months.”