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Alumni/Staff -- Lizabeth Richey


Lizabeth RicheyLizabeth Richey
Alumni Director
1996 Bachelor of Science in business administration
2000 Master of Education

Lizabeth Richey is both an alum and employee of Northwestern.

She has served as Alumni Director since 2004. She began her career with the Northwestern Foundation and Alumni Association in 1991.

Raised in Elk City, Okla., Lizabeth began her college experience at Oklahoma Baptist University and completed her bachelor’s in business administration at Northwestern in 1996. She earned a master’s degree, also from Northwestern, in 2000.

Lizabeth is active in the Alva community singing in her church choir and the community choir. She is a past director with the Chamber of Commerce. She also is a member of the Singing Church Women of Oklahoma.

Lizabeth considers her job as Alumni Director at Northwestern very rewarding.

“In my position, I get to hear wonderful stories detailing the struggle to achieve a degree; I, then, am amazed when an alum is blessed enough to enjoy giving back to Northwestern. The cycle of learning, dedication and giving is so rewarding to share,” she said.

Her favorite thing about Northwestern is the people. Lizabeth said she can’t imagine being anywhere else!

“The people at Northwestern are dedicated to the students and have Northwestern’s best interests at heart,” she said.

Q: If you had a chance to tell a prospective student why they should choose Northwestern, what would you say? What would be your compelling short story?
A: Northwestern is the place to shine; a place to discover yourself; a place to grow; THE place to begin the rest of your life!

Q: What makes Northwestern unique from any other university you may have worked at?
A: Student-teacher ratio; friendly staff; helpful people across campus; positive energy everywhere; that wonderful Ranger spirit always present.

Q: If you needed to describe Northwestern through the use of adjectives or phrases, what would you say?
A: Mighty, positive, cooperative, enthusiastic, grounded in tradition, legacy school.

Pretty Woman
TV Show: American Idol
Color: Red & Black
Book: Purpose-Driven Life
Type of music: All kinds
Food: Fresh veggies

About Lizabeth:
I’m in the best part of my life right now – how great is that! Two beautiful granddaughters bless me more than I ever imagined. My husband and I have shared the best love story I’ve ever witnessed. I’m also a member of the Singing Church Women of Oklahoma.

I was incredibly shy until my mid-20’s and still work hard not to be “too quiet.”

What does it mean to be a Ranger?
“A solid education and a connection to Rangers all around the world; there’s always someone where ever I go that is a Ranger or knows about Northwestern.”