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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

Katherine (Kate) Maurer Cassada
Cassada, Alums & Student Present at Symposium

Kate Cassada, associate professor & assistant chair of educational leadership, and Harold Fitrer, adjunct associate professor of education & CEO of Communities in Schools of Richmond, facilitated a panel presentation by former & current students Annika Kuruvilla, ’22; Addi Mansini, ’22; Katherine Pollock, ’22 & Nichole Schiff, ’23; at the Brightpoint Community College SYNCH 2023 Symposium.

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Harold Fitrer
Fitrer, Alums & Student Present at Symposium

Harold Fitrer, adjunct associate professor of education & CEO of Communities in Schools of Richmond, and Kate Cassada, associate professor & assistant chair of educational leadership, facilitated a panel presentation by former & current students Annika Kuruvilla, ’22; Addi Mansini, ’22; Katherine Pollock, ’22 & Nichole Schiff, ’23; at the Brightpoint Community College SYNCH 2023 Symposium.

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Robert McAdams Jr.
McAdams Facilitates MLK Day Community Conversation

Rob McAdams, director of Partners in the Arts, facilitated a community conversation with Glen Lea Elementary School principal James Gordon during this year’s MLK Celebration. The conversation, titled “How can we become beacons of light and hope in our communities?” focused on what Gordon calls “heartwork” and “hardwork.”

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Tom J. Shields
Shields Facilitates MLK Day Community Conversation

Tom Shields, SPCS associate dean and graduate education chair, facilitated a community conversation with Offce of Community Wealth Building director Caprichia Spellman during this year’s MLK Celebration. The conversation, titled “How do we respond to the intersectional crises in our communities?” focused on inequality in Richmond and the role of intersectional work in positively impacting communities.

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