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Dr. A. Richard Barros was honored for his 35 years of dedicated service on the DSU Board of Trustees, his innovations and outstanding reputation as an attorney, as well as his passion as a bicyclist, which he parlayed into community service and fundraising for the MS Society (for which over the years he raised more than $60,000 during its Bike to the Bay annual event).

  Dr. A. Richard Barros Tribute Reception -- Photo Slideshow

DSU took a special moment in time on Nov. 7 to honor Dr. A. Richard Barros, University Board of Trustees emeritus, who recently stepped down after service 35 years as a board member.

In a reception entitled “The Bar, The Bike & The Barros,” held in the Martin Luther King Student Center, Dr. Barros was celebrated for not only his board service, but also for his stellar career as an attorney as well as his passion and community service in connection with his bicycle riding hobby.

For images of the event, click on the below photo slide show, followed by more info concerning the event.

Joined by his wife Andrea and other family members, Dr. Barros was honored by tributes from, DSU President Harry L. Williams Dr. Claibourne Smith, board chair; board members David Turner, Wesley Perkins; Dr. Charlie Wilson, Faculty Senate chair; Michael Malkiewicz, Esq., director of Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor, P.A.; Carolyn Curry, DSU vice president of Institutional Advancement (conveying expressions from the National MS Society); state Sen. Brian Bushweller; and state Rep. Darryl Scott.

Dr. Smith also honored Dr. Barros by announcing the renaming of the Administration Building’s fourth floor multipurpose meeting room as the Dr. A. Richard Barros Conference Room. Dr. Williams presented Dr. Barros with the Key of the University.

Brenda F. Farmer, DSU director of Ceremonies & Events, served as the mistress of ceremonies, and produced the reception along with DSU Institutional Advancement.