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Skip Kughn returns as interim vice president for institutional advancement

Skip Kughn, former vice president for institutional advancement, will return to Randolph in November to serve in his former position on an interim basis. Kughn will replace Kenneth St. Charles, who is returning to his alma mater in New Orleans to serve as president. St. Charles, who came to Randolph in 2015 from Xavier University... READ MORE >>

College reflects on history, looks to future at 125th Anniversary Convocation

President Bradley W. Bateman speaks during Randolph's 125th Anniversary Convocation.

Alumnae and alumni, current students, and leaders from throughout Randolph’s and R-MWC’s history gathered in Smith Hall Theatre Saturday for a culminating celebration of the College’s 125th anniversary. A procession of delegates from each decade of graduating classes as well as current faculty members filed into the theatre, and Gordon Steffey, the Barbara Boyle Lemon... READ MORE >>

Alumna makes bequest gift to support STEM scholarships for women

When she attended Reunion earlier this year, Johanne Pryor ’61 was overwhelmed by fond memories, like the Odd class traditions, and the many changes on campus. In addition to her support for the College and donating her class ring in the past, the event prompted her to make a sizeable bequest to support scholarships for... READ MORE >>

Randolph residence hall receives LEED certification

Wright Hall

Wright Hall is the first building on the Randolph campus to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 108-year-old residence hall underwent major renovations last year, including the installation of a new HVAC system, an elevator, new furniture, new laundry rooms, and remodeled restrooms. Specific improvements were... READ MORE >>

LendEDU ranks Randolph among the ‘Most Affordable Colleges for Freshmen with Financial Need’

Out of more than 1,700 4-year colleges and universities, Randolph College was ranked 186 by LendEDU in its list of the most affordable schools for incoming freshmen with financial need. LendEDU compiled its rankings using data from 2015. Schools were ranked based on the percentage of freshmen who received at least one need-based scholarship or... READ MORE >>

Randolph College welcomes the Class of 2020 to campus

Move-in day at Randolph College.

Randolph College welcomed 231 new students to campus Wednesday. The College’s annual move-in day featured a large contingency of faculty, staff, and student volunteers who spent the day helping new students haul suitcases, boxes, and other belongings into the residence halls. SEE MORE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK “This is a wonderful time for the College, and... READ MORE >>

Randolph to participate in Virginia Private College Week

Randolph College campus

Randolph and 23 other private colleges from around the state will celebrate Virginia Private College Week July 25-30. The event provides rising high school juniors and seniors—and their families—the opportunity to learn more about the vast array of educational offerings in the state. The week is sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia... READ MORE >>

Randolph recognized as one of nation’s ‘best and most interesting’ institutions

Randolph College was again recognized as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions in the 2017 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The Fiske Guide to Colleges does not rank universities and colleges numerically, but assesses the strengths and weaknesses of what it considers the top institutions in United States, Canada, and... READ MORE >>

Randolph vice president, chief of staff selected for CIC leadership academy

Wes Fugate

Randolph College is pleased to announce that Wesley R. Fugate, vice president and chief of staff, is one of 23 senior-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the 2016–2017 Executive Leadership Academy. Individuals chosen for the year-long program are vice presidents or cabinet officers in... READ MORE >>

Randolph presents Pearl S. Buck Award to author Maxine Hong Kingston

President Bradley W. Bateman presents the Pearl S. Buck Award to Maxine Hong Kingston.

Distinguished and celebrated author Maxine Hong Kingston was officially recognized as the sixth recipient of Randolph College’s prestigious Pearl S. Buck Award during a ceremony in Smith Hall Theatre Wednesday evening. The Pearl S. Buck award is given to women who exemplify the ideals, values, and commitments of Buck, a member of the Class of... READ MORE >>

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