Carol J. Rychly has been named the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Augusta State University. She succeeds William M. Dodd, who retired December 31, 2010.
“I am confident that Dr. Rychly will provide excellent support to our faculty, staff, students, and others in the university community that will unite our efforts as we embark on a new strategic direction for Augusta State University,” says Samuel Sullivan, vice president for academic affairs.
Rychly joined Augusta State as an assistant professor of mathematics in 1989, and since 2005, she has served as assistant chair of ASU’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
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, Rychly began as an instructor of mathematics at El Paso Community College. She taught mathematics at Georgia Military College, Fort Gordon branch, as well as at Paine College. While at Paine, she was presented with the Evelyn Berry Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year. 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 mathematics consultant to Richmond County and 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.