By Damon Markiewicz

Springfield College President Emeritus Dr. Richard B. Flynn was fully committed to supporting students during his 14-year tenure as president from 1999 through 2013, and that devotion remains on display to this day. On Saturday, October 1, it was announced that Dr. Flynn and his wife Jani will gift one million dollars to the College to support student scholarships and create a new student leadership development fund.

“We are thrilled and privileged to announce a million dollar commitment for our Advancing Humanics Campaign by Dr. Richard Flynn and his wife Jani, demonstrating their undying love for this institution and their incredible passion for our mission and our students,” said Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper, who made the announcement during the annual Donor Lunch as part of Homecoming Weekend. “Their dedication is as evident today as it was when they arrived at the college over 20 years ago.”

Watch video of Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper announcing the Student Leadership Development Fund.

Dr. and Mrs. Flynn’s commitment will allow for the continued development of Springfield College
student-leaders while they are on Alden Street, enabling them to gain the skills that will make a difference in our communities, and the world.

The 50 million dollar Advancing Humanics Campaign will ensure that students can afford to attend the College, and that they will leave as alumni equipped with an incomparable education and the ability to carry our Humanics mission into the world.

“We continue to move Springfield College forward in so many exciting ways and Dr. and Mrs. Flynn’s gift will help ensure we invest in future generations, educating the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others,” added Cooper.