Rick joined East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine in March of 2001 where he served in business and clinical administrative management positions for 11 years. Rick joined the College of Education in March of 2012 as a financial specialist for COE and in November 2013 became the Grants Coordinator for the college. Prior to his employment at East Carolina University, Rick completed a military career in the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1979-1999 as a military linguist, signals intelligence and electronic warfare officer, and ground combat intelligence officer. He retired in 1999 at the rank of Major. Rick holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Citadel, where he graduated in 1987.