Student in the Commons

University of Richmond Announces Todd C. Adams as Vice President for Student Development

July 3, 2024
Todd C. Adams

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — The University of Richmond will welcome Todd C. Adams as the vice president for student development, effective Sept. 15.

Adams has worked in higher education and in student-focused roles for nearly three decades. He currently serves as vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Denver, where he oversees 25 departments and multiple residential facilities. He previously served as associate vice president and dean of students at Northwestern University and held numerous leadership roles in student affairs at Duke University. He is an active and longtime member of the professional organization NASPA — the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

“Todd’s unwavering commitment to supporting student well-being and success, his collaborative spirit, and his rich and varied experience across a variety of areas of student development are impressive,” said University of Richmond President Kevin F. Hallock. “I’m confident that he and our outstanding student development team will continue to provide an incredible student experience at UR and propel us forward.”

“The University of Richmond provides a distinctive residential experience that seamlessly blends the academic and co-curricular components of student life, which I have long admired,” said Adams. “I’m especially impressed with UR’s focus on well-being as a powerful component of holistic student development, and the people, feel of campus, facilities, and programming all come together to create an exceptional and rewarding learning environment for students.”

Adams will succeed UR’s longtime vice president for student development, Steve Bisese, who is retiring this fall.