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W&L's Ruscio on WMRA's “Virginia Insight”

— by on January 14th, 2013

Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio was a guest on “Virginia Insight,” the call-in program on WMRA, the National Public Radio affiliate in Harrisonburg, Va.

The focus of the show was the value of a liberal arts degree, especially as it relates to the job market.

In addition to President Ruscio, panelists on the program were Eugene Stolzfus, co-founder and former president of the language-learning company Rosetta Stone and founder of Eugene Stoltzfus Architect, and Joyce Robbins, president of Robbins Staffing Solutions of Charlottesville.


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President Ruscio, a 1976 graduate of W&L, became president of his alma mater in 2006. He serves on the boards of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the George C. Marshall Foundation.

He discussed liberal arts and the job market in an opinion piece that appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, “Why a liberal arts education is the best job preparation,” on Sept. 19, 2012.