U.Va. opens Northern Virginia campus
UVA|NOVA is in Arlington's Rosslyn neighborhood
The University of Virginia announced Wednesday it has opened a campus in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, with plans to expand to other sites in the region. The campus in Northern Virginia will be called UVA|NOVA.
“UVA|NOVA will be the center point of our efforts to better serve the commonwealth by bringing new academic programming and research to Northern Virginia,” U.Va. President Jim Ryan said in a statement. “We hope to help serve those in Northern Virginia who are looking to gain additional skills that will help further their careers.”
Gregory Fairchild is serving as the inaugural dean and CEO of UVA|NOVA. He is currently the Isidore Horween Research Professor of Business Administration at U.Va.’s Darden School of Business.
“Northern Virginia is an important economic, technological and academic hub for our commonwealth and our country,” Fairchild said in a statement. “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to build on the strong commitment the university has made in the region and to work with our partners to expand our academic offerings, research operations and the physical spaces from which we will launch that important work.”
UVA|NOVA will offer expanded courses “in the near term” in several schools, including the schools of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Education and Human Development, Continuing and Professional Studies and Data Science, as well as in the Darden School of Business. The university will also offer a part-time MBA program in the Darden School in fall 2022.
U.Va. also intends for the new campus to be a “Grounds away from Grounds” for local students, alumni and community members to meet.