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Remembering Former President Rodney K. Smith

and · July 27, 2020

The Southern Virginia University community is deeply saddened by the passing of beloved former University President Rodney K. Smith. Surrounded by family and loved ones, Smith passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 26, 2020, after an eight-year battle with cancer.


Official University Statement: Update to our Academic Center

· June 11, 2020

Effective immediately, the main academic building on the campus of Southern Virginia University will no longer be known as Durham Hall.



Faculty Migrate Classes Online in Herculean Effort

and · March 27, 2020

Buena Vista, Va.—In response to the continued escalation of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Southern Virginia University announced on March 12 that all in-person classes would migrate to online instruction beginning March 23 through the end of the 2020 Spring Semester.


Deidra Dryden Named Vice President and Director of Athletics

· July 22, 2019

Buena Vista, Va.— Southern Virginia University President Reed N. Wilcox today announced that Deidra Dryden has been named Vice President and Director of Athletics for the University’s NCAA Division III athletics program.