Augusta, Ga. – Carol J. Rychly has been named the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Augusta State University, effective immediately. The appointment reflects the title change from her previous role as “acting” vice president.
“Dr. Rychly will continue to support to our faculty, staff, students, and others in the university community as we proceed with consolidation,” says Dr. William A. Bloodworth, president of Augusta State.
Last August, Dr. Rychly, the associate vice president for academic affairs, began serving as the acting vice president for academic affairs following the retirement of Dr. Samuel Sullivan. Previously, she served as assistant chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. She joined the faculty as an assistant professor of mathematics in 1989.
She is a member of the Chancellor’s Consolidation Working Group as well as the ASU-GHSU Consolidation Action Team. She has provided leadership on a number of university committees including the University Effectiveness Council, Faculty Policies Committee, University Council, and the Center for Teaching and Learning Planning Workgroup.
A 36-year veteran of higher education, Dr. Rychly began as an instructor of mathematics at in El Paso, Tex. She also taught mathematics at Georgia Military College, Fort Gordon branch, as well as Paine College. While at Paine, she was presented with the Evelyn Berry Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. She also served as director of Institutional Advancement at the college.
Her reputation in education is reflected in a number of service roles such as being a mathematics consultant to Richmond County and through numerous presentations at national conferences. She currently serves on the Board of Examiners for the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Rychly received her bachelor’s degree from Agnes Scott College, master’s degree from Louisiana State University, and doctoral degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
For more information, call ASU’s Office of Public Relations and Publications at 706-737-1444.