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Richard Jung (FF)

December 10, 2018

Richard Jung, former faculty, was mentioned in a 12.10.18 post on UMSL's news blog: "Grammy Award-winning soprano opera singer Christine Brewer is set to headline a day of celebration Saturday as the University of Missouri–St. Louis concludes the fall 2018 semester by conferring more than 1,100 degrees during three commencement ceremonies at the Mark Twain Athletic Center on North Campus. Brewer will perform during the second of those ceremonies at 2 p.m., when she and noted St. Louis poet Paul Thiel are also slated to receive honorary degrees. UMSL alumni Richard K. Jung and Sheila A. Burkett will each deliver commencement addresses in other ceremonies with Jung also receiving an honorary degree. Jung will speak at the 10 a.m. ceremony for graduates of the College of Education, College of Nursing and School of Social Work. The 1971 UMSL graduate has enjoyed a lengthy career in education administration and policy since receiving his bachelor’s degree in English. Jung served as principal at John Burroughs School from 1987-1991 before moving to the East Coast where he spent 12 years as the head of school at The Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, and two years in the same role at The SEED School of Washington, D.C. Jung, a member of the Chancellor’s Council, then founded consulting firm Education Access Strategies and later served three years as executive director of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington. Since July, he’s served as a strategic advisor for Thrively in Bethesda, Maryland." You can read the entire post here.