(formerly Samantha Riddick)
Initiated: Nu Epsilon Chapter, Christopher Newport University, July 1984, Mid-Atlantic Region
Profession: Corporate Executive
Mrs. Samantha R.D.L. Richards is a native of Newport News, Virginia. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Christopher Newport University, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Health Services Administration from Southeastern University.
Mrs. Richards is currently a Customer Service Manager at Toyota Financial Services, Eastern Region. Prior to joining Toyota, she worked for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as Process/Infrastructure & Project Support Manager.
Mrs. Richards is a Silver Star member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She was initiated at the Nu Epsilon Chapter at Christopher Newport University on July 14, 1984, and for over twenty-eight (28) years has served the organization in multiple leadership positions including Vice President, Assistant Graduate Advisor for Beta Lambda Chapter and Alpha Chapter, Pan Hellenic Council Representative, and Hostess. Always willing and ready to capture precious moments as a talented freelance photographer, she has been described by her fellow sisters as a passionate and loving person who truly has a heart for service and others.
Mrs. Richards is the youngest of seven (7) children, born to the late Bishop James “Jehu” Riddick and Pinkie L. Riddick. She is married to Dyvon Richards. Mrs. Richards is also a proud member of The Gospel Spreading Church of God and sits on the Board of Directors.