Richard Moses ’89

Southwest Regional Vice President

HEADstrong Lacrosse
Dallas, Texas


Major/minor: English

Why did you choose Hobart and William Smith Colleges? After graduating from a high school class of just 95 students, I liked the idea of a small liberal arts school where you could truly get to know a high percentage of your classmates and professors. The feel of the campus and the great tradition of Hobart Lacrosse was a major influence as well.

What makes the Colleges special? I believe the Colleges are special because of the commitment to the liberal arts and the pervasive feeling that everyone is a valuable part of the community.

Why do you give back to HWS? I always felt that my experience at HWS helped define and make me a well-rounded individual and citizen. It was a great experience for me and I'd like to see the Colleges continue to grow and be able to provide those same opportunities to future students.  The collegiate landscape is very competitive and I want to do my part to keep HWS in a strong position.

What are your goals as a Regional Network volunteer? To help in the recruiting effort in the Dallas Fort Worth area.  Getting a student to head to upstate NY from Texas is a tough sell, but I'd like the opportunity to sit down and discuss HWS with any prospective students and speak about the type of quality experience they would have at the Colleges.  I'd start by telling them that you get used to the cold pretty quickly!

What advice would you give to an incoming or current HWS student? I would tell an incoming student to savor their time at HWS.  The lessons learned in the classroom, in the community and via any chosen activities or athletic endeavors will truly be lifelong lessons.


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