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Steve Bisese headshotDear New Spider Parents, Families, and Supporters,

As the University of Richmond's Vice President for Student Development, I have the honor to oversee many of the offices committed to providing a vibrant co-curricular experience for students. Our motto in the Division of Student Development is that we are "partners in learning." We strive to provide opportunities that either complement student academic goals or help provide meaningful new experiences in a wide range of areas.

The staff in our Division are committed to making the University of Richmond experience a personal one. We are available to counsel students through personal challenges that may face college-aged students. In addition, we advise students to accept leadership positions in areas such as residence lifestudent governmentcivic engagementsport clubs, and student organizations.

I hope that you will look through the New Spiders website and read about the many opportunities available to new students. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have a question or if I may be of assistance.

I look forward to welcoming you and your student to campus in August. 


Steve Bisese

Dr. Steve Bisese
Vice President for Student Development

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