College Personnel Association Honors WPI Administrator

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WORCESTER, Mass. Janet Begin Richardson of Rutland, Mass., assistant vice president for student affairs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has received the 1996 award for Outstanding Service to the Massachusetts College Personnel Association (MCPA). Richardson recently completed five years of service to the MCPA's Executive Board, including a one-year term as president.

Richardson holds a B.A. in history education at Salem State College and an M.S. and Ed.S. in student personnel and counseling aat the State University of New York at Albany. She joined the WPI administration in 1980 as assistant dean of students and was dean of student life at WPI before assuming her current post in 1994.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is an independent technological university founded in 1865.