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College Catalog 2017 – 2018

Letter from President

PRESIDENT Sydow WEBSITE High Res Head Shot copyDear Students:

Welcome to Richard Bland College of William & Mary and the 2017-2018 academic year. Richard Bland College is a dynamic institution teeming with innovation and at the vanguard of education in the 21st century. Our faculty, programs, and facilities will inspire you to excel and to Create Your Journey.

Whether you hope to transfer to William & Mary or another of our university partners, your time at Richard Bland College will be a period of personal growth and development. Our innovative Exceptional Student Experience program will provide you with a Learner Mentor to ensure that your educational pathway aligns with your interests and aspirations. This unique and personal approach, combined with a proactive alert system, is designed to enhance your educational experience and your academic success, and it helps to prepare you for a career and life beyond the classroom. Your Learner Mentor will be an advisor, an advocate, a sounding board, and a guide to help you along your pathway to the baccalaureate degree.

Richard Bland College offer connections to a vibrant local arts and cultural scene, and you’ll live and study on a beautiful campus steeped in the rich history of the region and featuring Virginia’s oldest and largest pecan grove. About 80% of classes are taught by full-time faculty who are rated the best in the region. Excellent teaching is enhanced by small and intimate class settings, and it’s all designed to help you thrive.

Distinctive programs range from Logistics to an academic Honors Program (with full tuition scholarships for highly qualified students). The AS in Business Degree is offered entirely online or in a hybrid format to give you maximum flexibility to complete your degree.

The next years of your life will be exciting, rewarding, and transformative. On behalf of the William and Mary Board of Visitors, and RBC faculty and staff, I welcome you to Richard Bland College, and I look forward to seeing you on campus.

President Signature

Dr. Debbie Sydow, President
Richard Bland College of William & Mary


As an extension of William & Mary, Richard Bland College is in the vanguard of learning-outcomes based liberal arts education for university transfer and a model for testing and applying outcomes-driven solutions in higher education.

General Contacts

General Information(804) 862-6100
Office of the President(804) 862-6221
Office of Dean of Faculty & Academics(804) 862-6210
Office of Operations and Development(804) 862-6213
Cashier’s Office(804) 862-6213
Human Resources(804) 862-6215
Office of Information Strategy(804) 862-6230
Library(804) 862-6226
Office of Financial Aid(804) 862-6260
Office of the Registrar(804) 862-6206
Learner Mentors(804) 862-6100 x8563
Office of Residence Life(804) 862-6161
Counseling and Support Services(804) 862-6263
Athletics(804) 863-1644
Office of Enrollment(804) 862-6249
Office of Communications(804) 862-6214

Richard Bland College of William & Mary is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Richard Bland College of William & Mary.

College Catalog 2017 – 2018

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