Dr. Scott Rich

Scott Rich has been Sterling College's president since 2013. Rich joined the College in 2008, serving as chief financial officer where he provided leadership and oversaw finance, human resources, physical plant among other obligations, before being inaugurated as Sterling's 12th president.

Under Rich's leadership, Sterling has completed its 2011-2015 strategic plan and has launched "Guard & Guide", the strategic plan that will propel Sterling into 2020.

Previous to the College, Rich has served in a variety of leadership and management roles in both the for-profit and non-profit world. He brings with him rich understanding of budget and production management and financial reporting which has helped better manage the institution’s DOE financial ratios, investments and endowments, and internal and external audits. Rich chairs the budget council and serves as the institution’s treasurer. He has served on the president’s cabinet, strategic planning task force, emergency preparedness committee, HLC reaccreditation committee and the campus security committee.

Rich holds a master’s in business administration from Liberty University and a doctorate in education from North Central University. He and his wife, Kathy, are actively involved in their local church. They have three sons. 



A.A. in Accounting and Marketing, Hutchinson Community College
B.A. in Behavioral Studies, The Masters College
M.B.A., Liberty University
Ed. D. in Organizational Management and Higher Education Leadership, North Central University


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