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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.

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Students & Members

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


SPCS degree-seeking students each year


SPCS Think Again students served each year


Osher members in a year


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.

Total number of SPCS alumni


All SPCS graduates are members of the UR Alumni Association


Alumni profiles in UROnline

UR Online alumni portal & directory


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.


Faculty appointments


Active adjunct faculty members


Average number of students in SPCS classes


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.


Full-time & part-time staff in SPCS


Dean of SPCS


Associate deans

Staff & Faculty Accomplishments

Ann C. Hodges
Hodges Writes Op-Ed on Union Dispute

Ann Hodges, SPCS paralegal studies program chair and law professor emerita, penned a guest column for The Capital Times of Madison, Wisconsin, focused on efforts of Wisconsin nurses to have their union representative recognized for collective bargaining by the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority (UWHCA).

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Tom J. Shields
Shields Participates in Policy Symposium

Tom Shields, SPCS associate dean and chair of graduate education, participated on the education panel of a policy symposium with current- and former-staffers of Congressman Bobby Scott, who represents the 3rd District of Virginia and is chair of the House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee.

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Bob Spires
Spires Contributes to Report on Trust, Human Trafficking

Bob Spires, associate professor of education, contributed to an Arise report by Monti Datta, associate professor of political science, titled “Trust and Liberation.” The report studies the relationship between trust and the prevalence of human trafficking globally, and it finds trust levels to be a reliable predictor of human trafficking & the cross-national variation of slavery.

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Katherine (Kate) Maurer Cassada
Cassada Re-Elected as VPEL President

Kate Cassada, associate professor of education and chair of educational leadership & policy studies, has been elected to a second term as president of Virginia Professors of Educational Leadership (VPEL). VPEL is a statewide organization of university professors that prepare public school administrators and supervisors at the masters, educational specialist and doctoral levels.

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