Dick Woodard, longtime director of advancement services, died Aug. 15 at his home of a heart attack. He was 64 years old. Woodard served at the Colleges from 1983-2001. He is survived by his wife Dr. Elizabeth Woodard, of Rochester, and two daughters, Lisa ’88 and Jennifer. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, at All Seasons Chapel in White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Road, Pittsford. A reception will follow; those who plan to attend please contact Karen Reuscher to assist with planning.
Woodard received his bachelor's degree from Utica College of Syracuse University, and his master's degree from Syracuse University. He was a Peace Corps volunteer, taught high school, worked as a research consultant for Finger Lakes Health Planning Agency, and was research director for the United Way of Greater Rochester before becoming the Colleges' director of prospect research. He then was director for major gifts at the University of Rochester and Utica College of Syracuse University before returning to the Colleges as director of advancement services.
Contributions may be directed to Harford County Humane Society, 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, MD 21047, in Dick's memory.