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Delta College names new vice president of Student and Educational Services

June 24, 2020

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Delta College President Jean Goodnow has appointed Karl Rishe as vice president of Student and Educational Services. He will begin his duties July 1.

Rishe comes to Delta with more than 20 years of higher education experience. Most recently, he served as vice president of Student Affairs for Alma College, where he led the college through an increase of first-to-second-year student retention.

Rishe, a Midland resident, will replace Margarita Mosqueda, who has worked for Delta for 34 years and will retire this summer.

“Dr. Rishe impressed us with his student-centered decision making and passion for student development and success,” said Goodnow. “I’m truly appreciative of Margaret’s dedicated leadership and tireless work on behalf of our students, and I’m pleased to have Karl join our team and bring with him vast experience and knowledge.”

Rishe earned a bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University, a master’s degree from Grand Valley State University, and a master’s degree and doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Akron.

“Delta College has always been on my radar for its ability to work with the community and use higher education for public good,” Rishe said. “Delta is an opportunity college, a place where anyone can get their start to success and I find that to be very exciting. Helping people realize their dreams is what drove me to work in higher education.”

Prior to his position at Alma, Rishe was assistant director of Student Affairs and senior Title IX coordinator for Notre Dame College and coordinator of First-Year Residence Education for Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He was also a resident director for Ashland University and living center director for Grand Valley State University.

Written by Leah Twilley, Communications Specialist.