Mr. Ritchie came to IPFW in May 1984 as director of data processing. In January 1991 he became vice chancellor for financial affairs, a position from which he resigned to become Vice-President of Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh in December 1992. Mr. Ritchie was responsible for establishing the computer infrastructure and foundation that allowed it to advance considerably in the nineties. As vice-chancellor for financial affairs he was responsible for development of the facilities/master plan, construction projects such as the first parking garage, Visual Arts Building and moving of the department from the downtown campus, sale of the old fine arts property, completion of the engineering building and early design of the science building. He received degrees from Bowling Green State University (B.S.Ed., 1961) and Babson College (M.B.A., 1974).
Photo: Current (June 1991), p.2.