Denver Campus Appoints New President

Richard Wiscott, Ph.D.

Richard Wiscott, PhD, the current dean of academic affairs and vice president of Johnson & Wales’ Denver campus will take over as campus president on June 1.

Wiscott has been with the university since 2008, having previously held academic positions at colleges and universities in California, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Prior to joining JWU, he was the assistant dean at Kent State University, East Liverpool Campus in Ohio. Wiscott received both his doctorate and master's degree in psychology from The University of Akron and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and socioloy from Youngstown State University.

“I am excited to further contribute to the mission of the university, especially during this exciting time where we are expanding our academic portfolio, deepening the JWU student experience through athletics and civic engagement and strengthening connections with the industry,” Wiscott told the Denver Business Journal.

Wiscott will be taking over for Robin Krakowsky '88, '08 EdD, who served as Denver campus president for the past 5 years. At the conclusion of the academic year Krakowsky will be transitioning into her new role to oversee new graduate programs for the university.