Statesman Safe & Secure
FALL 2020 Campus Reopening Plan
This plan has been reviewed by the State Council of Higher Education and has been found to be compliant in containing the required components of the "Higher Education Reopening Guidance," which was developed in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health.
Richard Bland College’s mission is to actively engage every student in the learning process and to deliver a consistently high-quality educational experience. To achieve these goals, the College is preparing for the safe return of students, faculty and staff for fall 2020.
To ensure a collaborative, cross-departmental approach to the complex challenge of reopening RBC’s campus, a tiger team was formed in May, 2020 to identify campus reopening options, assess the pros and cons of each option, and to develop a reopening plan that prioritizes the College’s mission while safeguarding the health and safety of the RBC community by adhering Virginia’s Public Health Guidelines for Higher Education, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.
RBC then assembled the Safe & Secure Taskforce to formulate the final plan for reopening and ensuring a safe environment in fall 2020. Taskforce members include:
Jeff Brown – Director, Campus Safety & Chief of Police (Chair)
Lashrecse Aird – Chief of Staff
Cassandra Standberry – Director of Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer
Joanne Williams – Director of Government Relations & Communications
Eric Kondzielawa – Director of Operations & Capital Assets
Preston Bousman – Business Manager/Residential Life & Café
Celia Brockway – Director of Student Success
Dr. Mary Gurnick – Acting Director of Academics
Scott Newton – Director of Athletics/COVID Training Lead
Dianna Lester – Development Assistant
Feeling Safe & Secure at Richard Bland College
• July 10: Fall billing begins to RBC/personal email addresses
• August 14: Fall tuition due
• Labor Day: CLASSES HELD; administrative offices closed
• October 1: Winter Intersession 2020 and Spring 2021 registration begins
• November 1: Deadline to apply for December graduation
• December 4: Last day of ONLINE classes
The RBC Safe & Secure team encourages you to review all current information available for Health & Safety, Students & Families, Faculty & Staff, Alumni & Friends, and Frequently Asked Questions. Guidelines and recommendations are changing, so please visit this site often to view updated information. If you have questions, please click the box below to submit.
Ready to Create Your Journey?
Deciding where to go to college is a big step, and we're here to help you every step of the way. Connect with us to find out more about Richard Bland College.