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Schneider Legacy Project

Richard W. Schneider

Over 28 years ago, Richard W. Schneider arrived in Northfield, Vermont to become the 23rd president of Norwich University. In the nearly three decades he has served as president, he has inspired and executed his strategic plan with extraordinary competence, humility and boundless energy.

Ever aware of his obligation to keep the vision of Captain Alden Partridge alive, to champion our mission and to honor and emulate our guiding values, President Schneider has been the chief executive officer of a complex organization, an academic leader ensuring students are prepared to assume leadership roles in a global society, a fan of student-athletes in every sport, a bridge builder both within and outside of the Norwich community, a story teller and a role model.

A Transformational Leader

“Richard Schneider has been a transformational leader. His decades of service to Norwich will leave a lasting legacy as he asks the best questions, stimulating and deepening the thinking of others. You can always count on him to do the right thing, whether anybody’s looking or not.” 

- Alan DeForest ’75, Chairman, Norwich University Board of Trustees

“He has the highest integrity. He’s deeply principled. He’s a great American.” 

- Tom Leavitt, President, Northfield Savings Bank

President Schneider's Legacy by the Numbers
 62% Enrollment Growth | 5.5Times Better Endowment Growth | 5 Institutes Established
96.2% of academic space new/renovated

Announcing the Schneider Legacy Project

"Vision without resources is hallucination."In an expression of gratitude for the exceptional leadership of President Schneider, and his 28 years of service to Norwich University, the Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the Schneider Legacy Project to celebrate the legacy of Norwich’s longest-serving president.

All gifts to the Schneider Legacy Project will not only honor the incredible impact President Schneider has had on Norwich, but will continue his good work in areas that are important to him and his wife, Jaime, while also ensuring that the university remains strong and affordable into its third century of service. Tribute gifts will benefit the Richard and Jaime Schneider Scholarship and the Norwich Fund.

Give Now to the Schneider Legacy Project


Farewell Tour President Richard Schneider               Say Farewell to President Schneider

President Richard W. Schneider, RADM, USCGR (Ret.) will retire in May 2020.
Please join us at one of these upcoming events to honor President Schneider’s legacy and wish him well as he sails into his next chapter.