¥ President Dr. Richard Muma


¥ is led by President Dr. Richard Muma, Ph.D., MPH, PA‑C.

Muma, who goes by Rick, was appointed the 15th President of ¥ on May 6, 2021 and inaugurated on October 29, 2021.

Muma was born in Wichita but raised in Houston. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, a Master of Public Health in Community Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.


Learn more about President Muma View the WSU Strategic Plan Event and Speaking Request Inauguration Retrospective

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