The Master’s College alumnus, Scott Rich, has been named Sterling College’s 12th president, according to a statement released by the college on May 1.

“The Board and I are very excited that Scott has agreed to serve the college in this capacity. His strength of character, vast understanding of finance and operations and a strong desire for excellence make him the ideal president for Sterling College," Sterling College Chairman of the Board Heather McCreery said.

Rich has been serving as executive vice president and acting president of the four-year Christian college (located in Sterling, Kan.) since May 2012. He was appointed interim president in December 2012.

Rich earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Studies from the Master’s College. He also earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Corporate Finance and Organizational Leadership from Liberty University.