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University Leadership

A Letter from the President

Hopefully, you will not have to look too far to discover that Bluefield University is a unique place – a community of passionate people who seek to broaden their intellectual capacities and deepen their spiritual foundations.

We believe a holistic education involves an integrated approach of faith and learning, an education not just preparing someone for a job, but preparing that individual for a meaningful life – a life given to service and one’s calling.

We desire that every graduate leaves Bluefield University as a servant leader. We seek to equip our students to think critically and communicate effectively. As our students’ hearts and minds are transformed, we desire our students to transform the world in which they live in a positive and meaningful way. It is this mission and our vision that propel us in our educational endeavors and, in my opinion, make us unique in how we approach the transformation of students’ lives.

With 40+ academic areas of study, Bluefield University is recognized for its classroom technology, affordability, personalized instruction, and learning settings internationally. In fact, we’re one of just 23 universities in America with an A-rated core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

We also have a robust and competitive intercollegiate athletic program with 19 men’s and women’s sports. New residence facilities have been constructed in recent years to accommodate our growth, and the creation of Mountain Trail Outfitters provides a starting point for getting off campus and into the great outdoors for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, snow skiing/boarding, rappelling, white-water rafting, rock climbing, and hiking.

Bluefield University helps students find, nurture, and live their passion. Come visit and see for yourself the exciting environment that makes this a unique place where we are passionate about learning and your discovery of your life calling.

In faithful service,

David W. Olive

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