Robert Lambeth '71, Ralph R. Crosby, Jr.
and Robert Lindgren
Ralph R. Crosby Jr. received the Society of Alumni’s Distinguished Service Award
on October 19, 2012 at the Homecoming Luncheon. Robert B. Lambeth ’71, chair of
the Awards Committee, presented the award.
The Society of Alumni created the Alumni Distinguished Service Award to recognize
those alumni and friends of the College who have made an exceptional contribution
to the image of Randolph-Macon and who have supported the programs that aid the
Crosby, a graduate of Brown University, joined Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers)
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after serving in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1955. He worked
in the company’s Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut offices before relocating to
Richmond in 1972. He was the managing partner of the Richmond office and the Virginia
practice of the firm for 16 years. To say that Crosby is an active member of his
community is an understatement. He is a former President of Junior Achievement of
Richmond, Central Richmond Association, the Richmond Symphony, the Carpenter Center
for the Performing Arts, Children’s Hospital and the Kiwanis Club of Richmond. He
served a term as President of the Board of Associates of R-MC. He is a member of
the Kiwanis Club of Richmond, the Country Club of Virginia and the Country Club
of Naples, Florida. Mr. Crosby is presently Chairman of the Finance Committee of
Indies West Association, an 80-unit condominium.
At R-MC, he served as a Board of Trustees member for nearly 30 years, first serving
from 1981-1990, then from 1992-2004, and finally from 2005 to the present, serving
many years as the chair of the Board’s Audit Committee. He and his wife Joan are
loyal financial supporters of the College—both as annual members of the Presidents
Society, and as leadership donors to our current and previous capital campaigns.
For the last several years, The Crosbys, active members of the R-MC Arts Council,
have brought beautiful music to campus as a result of their sponsorship of Richmond
Symphony Orchestra performances.
Crosby is the father of five children, including Douglas Crosby, Class of ’75.
R-MC is grateful to Crosby for all that he does for the college.