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Richard ("Dick") Whiteside


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Richard ("Dick") Whiteside Obituary
Whiteside, Richard ("Dick")
71, of Glen Allen, Virginia passed away peacefully surrounded by many family members on March 5, 2019 after sustaining injuries in a car accident. Dick is survived by his loving wife of forty-six years, Kathleen, his daughters Megan Whiteside and Elizabeth Whiteside (Nicolai Shuman), his three granddaughters Mia Vernon, Grant Shuman and Mathilde Shuman and many in-laws, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was born on June 9, 1947 in Pawtucket, R.I., son of the late Edward Jefferson Whiteside and the late Doris (Cardin) Whiteside. He was predeceased by his brother Edward Whiteside and his sister Doreen Whiteside. A lifelong learner, Dick graduated from St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, R.I. He earned a B.A. from Manhattan College and holds two master's degrees from The Johns Hopkins University. His Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership was conferred by the University of Connecticut. Throughout his career, Dick worked at various higher education institutions including The Johns Hopkins University, The University of Hartford and Tulane University, before transitioning to consulting work that he did with Royall & Company and EAB. He was considered an expert in higher education enrollment management and belonged to many professional organizations. During his time at Tulane University he was an integral part of the team responsible for bringing the university back after Hurricane Katrina and subsequently became a sought-after speaker in university emergency planning and recovery. Additionally, Dick authored many articles and book chapters on enrollment management. Dick was a consummate storyteller who believed in the power of the spoken word and was always looking to entertain and include those around him. He put these skills to use professionally by tirelessly dedicating himself to helping colleges and universities manage their enrollments and strengthen their brands. He mentored countless colleagues, family and friends. Dick cherished his family, especially his three granddaughters, to whom he will always be their beloved "Papa." A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23229, followed by a Celebration of Life luncheon. The family would love to gather remembrances of Dick and ask that any stories or pictures be emailed to [email protected] In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Richard Whiteside Scholarship Fund at Manhattan College, Manhattan College Development Office, and 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471.
Published in The Providence Journal on Mar. 16, 2019
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