School of Communication

Richard Pitchford



Media Arts and Technology Division

Music and Communication Building, Rm. 128
School of Communication
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio 44115



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Professional Experience
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Richard Pitchford has been the Director of Broadcast, Computer and Communication Engineering at Cleveland State University since 1990.

Pitchford has been instrumental to the School of Communication and to the establishment of the Digital Video Communication Center.  He both reconstructs donated equipment from area industry and works to secure grants for new equipment purchases.

Pitchford says he based his career around his hobbies in life.  “The secret to happiness is to find out what you like to do, then find someone who will pay you to do it.”  A member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers since 1987, in 1989, he was certified as a Senior Radio and Television Broadcast Engineer.  In 2000, he was awarded the Distinguished Staff Service Award from CSU. 


Pitchford earned his degree in Radio, Television and Film from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977.

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Mailing Address
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, MU 233
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
1st & 2nd Floors
Music & Communication Building
2001 Euclid Ave.
Phone: 216.687.4630
Fax: 216.687.5435
WEB Contact
Rick Pitchford
Phone: 216.687.5077

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