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Selected Initiatives & Buildings

As a transformational leader, Old Dominion University President John R. Broderick has sparked growth in research, enterprise and increased access to an affordable first-class education. His leadership emphasizes innovation, inclusivity and entrepreneurial thinking. Some highlights of selected initiatives and new buildings include:


Selected Initiatives

  • $250 million fundraising initiative + Rise to the Challenge Fund
  • Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research - First in country to offer both graduate and undergraduate cybersecurity degrees.
  • Center for Global Health
  • Center for Social Mobility
  • Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative
  • Commonwealth Center for Recurrent Flooding and Resiliency
  • COVID-19 pandemic response - Successfull transition to telework and hybrid online/in-person classes, with increased enrollment.
  • Football
  • Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics
  • Graduate School
  • Global Society for Online Literacy Educators
  • Institute for Coastal Adaptation & Resilience (ICAR) - $3 million gift from Joan Brock
  • Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Diehn School of Music
  • Outstanding Faculty Awards (SCHEV) - 35
  • Perry Honors College
  • Resilience Collaborative
  • Sea Level Rise Intergovernmental Pilot Project
  • Social Mobility Symposium
  • Strome Entrepreneurial Center
  • Student Engagement and Enrollment Services
  • Student Success Initiative
  • Tech Talent Pipeline Initiative
  • Virginia Institute for Spaceflight and Autonomy
  • Virginia Symphony Orchestra collaboration
  • Women's Volleyball

Selected Buildings

  • Barry Art Museum
  • Barry Arts Building
  • Baseball Deck
  • Biology Buildings - plans for new $126m building
  • Brock Commons
  • Broderick Dining Commons
  • Brooks Crossing Innovation and Opportunity Center
  • Chemistry Building + Michael and Kimthanh LĂȘ Digital Theater & Planetarium
  • Child Study Center
  • Diehn Fine Arts & Performing Center II addition
  • Dragas Hall renovation
  • Education
  • Engineering Makers Space
  • Engineering Systems
  • Game Day
  • Goode Theatre
  • Hixon Arts Studio and Annex
  • Health Sciences Building - plans for new $75M building
  • Hugo A. Owens House
  • Jarrett Athletic Administration
  • Learning Commons
  • Mitchum Basketball Performance Center
  • Quad II Residence Halls
  • S.B. Ballard Stadium renovation
  • Virginia Beach Higher Education Center

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