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People like you are the reason we’re here. If you’re a current student or Osher member, a member of our full-time or adjunct faculty, a graduate of the School or a member of our staff, you’ll find the information and resources you need in these pages.

Students & Osher MembersAlumniFacultyStaffUR Education Consortium

Students & Members

Information tailored for degree-seeking students (graduate & undergraduate), professional education students, and lifelong learning students including Osher Institute members.

~500

SPCS degree-seeking students each year

1,000+

SPCS Think Again students served each year

1,000+

Osher members in a year

Alumni

Graduates who’ve earned an undergraduate or graduate certificate, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree through University College (1962-1993), the School of Continuing Studies (1994-2011) and the School of Professional & Continuing Studies (2012-present) are considered alumni, automatically members of the SPCS Alumni Association and the University of Richmond Alumni Association.
6,000+

Total number of SPCS alumni

100%

All SPCS graduates are members of the UR Alumni Association

40,000

Alumni profiles in UROnline

UR Online alumni portal & directory

Faculty

Our faculty make a difference in the lives of our students. This section provides instructional resources, administrative resources and contact information to help faculty teach effectively and efficiently.

12

Faculty appointments

~150

Active adjunct faculty members

12

Average number of students in SPCS classes

Staff

Behind the scenes, staff at the University of Richmond support the work of faculty and students to advance knowledge through teaching, learning and research.

SPCS staff support marketing and engagement efforts, professional education and lifelong learning program management and development, recruitment and enrollment, finance and technical services, and administrative oversight of the School’s efforts.

~40

Full-time & part-time staff in SPCS

1

Dean of SPCS

2

Associate deans

Staff & Faculty Accomplishments

Tom J. Shields
Shields Joins Comparative Higher Ed Dialogue

In May, Tom Shields of SPCS and Pierre Tulowitzki of the University of Applied Sciences & Arts, Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) led a public conversation titled “Public or Private Good: Comparisons of Higher Education in Switzerland and the U.S.” The talk was part of an official visit by Tulowitzki and Miriam Ronsdorf from FHNW to the University of Richmond.

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Grant Rissler
Rissler Presents Research on Immigration Integration

Grant Rissler, SPCS assistant professor of organizational studies, presented research on immigration integration for the American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) KeepingCurrent webinar series. The presentation, “The Integration of Immigrants in Virginia,” featured findings from a 2022 study commissioned by Virginia’s Office of New Americans.

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Grant Rissler
Rissler Presents Research on 'Positive Peace'

Grant Rissler, SPCS assistant professor of organizational studies, served as a panelist for “Exploring the Intersections of Peace & Conflict Studies and Public Administration Theory” at the annual conference of the Public Administration Theory Network. He discussed research from an article on Positive Peace published in the journal Administrative Theory & Praxis.

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Parfitt among LMR Leadership Quest Class of 2024
Parfitt among LMR Leadership Quest Class of 2024

Tom Parfitt, C’14, GC’17, has graduated as a member of Leadership Metro Richmond’s Leadership Quest Class of 2024. Leadership Quest is a 10-month leadership development program for community leaders seeking to make a positive and lasting impact in the greater Richmond region.