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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 MembersAlumniFacultyStaff

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 Featured in Wilder School Award Video

Tom Shields, associate dean for academic & students affairs and chair of the SPCS education program, honored the scholarship and legacy of Dr. John Moeser in an award recipient video from the VCU Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs’ 16th Excellence in Government Awards. Moeser, who posthumously received the Robinson-Hill Expansion of Freedom Award from the Wilder School, was a beloved UR colleague who collaborated with Shields on the SPCS co-sponsored Unpacking the Census project.

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Tom J. Shields
Shields Presents Census Data with Spatial Analysis Lab

Tom Shields, SPCS associate dean for academic & students affairs and chair of the SPCS Education program, presented the most recent Unpacking the Census information at the UR Faculty Hub’s Morning Blend earlier this week. Shields co-presented with Kyle Redican, director of the Spatial Analysis Lab.

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Daniel L. Hocutt
Hocutt Receives Distinguished Article Award

Daniel L. Hocutt, Adjunct Professor of Liberal Arts, has received the Frank R. Smith Distinguished Article Award for 2023 from the Society for Technical Communication. The award-winning article, co-written with professors from George Mason University and Central Michigan University, was published in November 2022.

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Sarah Beth Calveric
Calveric Named Va. Region 3 Superintendent of the Year

Sarah Calveric, Adjunct Associate Professor of Education and Caroline County School Superintendent, has been named the Region 3 Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. The award makes Calveric eligible to contend for the Commonwealth’s Superintendent of the Year award to be announced in April.

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