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Radford University appoints associate vice president and dean of students

New RU AVP and Dean of Students Irvin Clark

Irvin R. Clark has been named associate vice president and dean of students.

Irvin R. Clark has been named associate vice president and dean of students at Radford University.

Clark comes to RU from Savannah State University, where he served as vice president for Student Affairs, interim director of athletics, interim vice president for Student Affairs and director of Residential Services & Programs. Clark also served as a residence director and assistant football coach at Savannah State.

“I am excited about the opportunity to serve Radford University as the dean of students where student-centeredness will be promoted as the cornerstone for fostering inclusive environments to enhance students’ curricular and co-curricular experiences,” said Clark, who will begin his new role at RU Oct. 30.

Clark received a Bachelor of Science in political science from Florida A&M University, a Masters of Public Administration from Savannah State and a Doctorate of Education in educational leadership and change from The Fielding Graduate University.

Clark has been actively engaged in community, state and professional association leadership roles, having completed the University System of Georgia’s Executive Leadership Institute and the Savannah Leadership Program. He currently serves as president for the National Association for Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP) and serves on the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Senior Student Affairs Officer (SSAO) Advisory Committee.

“I anticipate Irvin will be deeply committed to student learning and development and that he will be highly visible and accessible to students in his office, on campus and at campus and community events,” said Mark Shanley, RU’s vice president for student affairs. “I look forward to Irvin joining the Student Affairs team and immediately adding value and perspectives gained through his extensive student affairs background.”

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 9,900 students. RU serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service, and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 191-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. The university offers 69 degree programs at the undergraduate level, and 21 master's programs and three doctoral programs at the graduate level. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Athletic Conference, Radford participates in 19 varsity sports—11 for women and eight for men. Since 2005, the university has secured approval and funding for nearly $300 million in capital projects, including both new construction and renovation.

Learn more about Radford University at www.radford.edu.

Oct 16, 2013
Chad Osborne
(540) 831-7761
caosborne@radford.edu