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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. For over 100 years Bluefield University has created opportunities for generational transformation and we are working to continue that legacy for the next 100 years.

We believe a holistic education involves an integrated approach of faith and learning, an education not only prepares someone for a job but prepares 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.

We also have a robust and competitive intercollegiate athletic program with 19 men’s and women’s sports. Residence facilities have been constructed in recent years. The region presents many opportunities for exploring the outdoors and the vibrant culture of the Appalachian region.

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.


Signature of President Dr. David Olive

Michael A. Salmeier
Interim President

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