Purdue University College of Liberal Art

Richard K. Thomas

Please join me in congratulating Richard K. Thomas, a Theatre professor in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts who will receive the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Distinguished Achievement Award in Sound Design & Technology. 

Every year USITT recognizes a select few members whose careers have advanced the performing arts and live entertainment industry. Rick is a Fellow and active member in the USITT Annual Conference and Stage Expo where he was awarded the 2008 Joel E. Rubin Founder’s Award. He is an elected member of the National Theatre Conference, and a certified sound designer in the United Scenic Artists Local 829. He has composed scores and designed sound for more than 100 productions all over the globe, including Hong Kong, Dublin and ESPN television, among others.

Rick received the award for his commitment to excellence in theatre design, sound, and technology. He has enjoyed a long, successful career as a composer, sound designer, author, playmaker, and educator.

Congratulations, Professor Thomas!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts