Dean of the College of Business

College of Business, Office of the Dean


Lynne Richardson 540-654-2470
Office Manager
Lucy Quann 540-654-1019
Associate Dean for Faculty
Ken Machande 540-654-1457
Academic Advisor
     Rhonda Stills 540-654-1624
Student Support and Outreach Coordinator
Andrea Cordray 540-654-1242

For questions about admissions, please contact the following offices first:

Undergraduate Admissions on the Fredericksburg Campus – 540-654-2000
Graduate Admissions on the Stafford Campus – 540-286-8088

Lynne D. Richardson, Ph.D.
Dean, Professor
Ph.D., University of Alabama
M.B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
B.B.A., University of Montevallo
Lynne D. Richardson is the new dean of the College of Business at the University of Mary Washington. As the chief academic officer, she is the inaugural dean for the College of Business, created in 2010 to unite two distinct business programs that had served different populations of students on the Fredericksburg and Stafford campuses. Richardson comes to UMW from Mississippi State University where she served as the dean for the university’s College of Business for three and a half years and as a professor of marketing for four years. Prior to Mississippi State University, she was the dean of the Miller College of Business at Ball State University, where she also was a professor of marketing. In addition, she has served as associate dean for undergraduate programs and external relations for the School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and as the director of the university’s MBA program for the university’s Graduate School of Management. She also has held positions at the Birmingham-Southern College and the University of North Alabama. Richardson received a doctorate in marketing from the University of Alabama, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a bachelor’s degree in marketing, with highest honors, from the University of Montevallo. She succeeds Larry Penwell, who was acting dean of the College of Business from July 2010 to July 2011.