About ABU

President's Message

Thanks for visiting Alderson Broaddus University’s (ABU) website. I encourage you to look at the many wonderful attributes of ABU, beginning with the incredible education we offer, along with the diverse opportunities available — opportunities that extend outside the classroom and include all the abundance of activities that this beautiful residential university offers. I challenge every interested Alderson Broaddus University student to get involved outside of the classroom – athletics, intramurals, the arts, Greek life, student government, radio station/newspaper – just to name a few.

In my nearly three years of service to ABU, we have witnessed dramatic change, growth, and prosperity. Our original goal from the university strategic plan was to grow to 1,000 students and we have surpassed that.

This wonderful transformation has been recognized by the local media. The Exponent Telegram has named Alderson Broaddus University as the Success Story of the Year. I invite you to read the article here.

I also encourage you to take a take a journey across our picturesque campus via our virtual tour by clicking here. Though the tour is a great tool to show you what our campus has to offer, there is no better way to experience ABU than by doing so in person. You will be able to see our facilities first-hand, and meet the wonderful people that make our campus so special.

In the past 24 months, we have invested $30 million into new buildings including a renovated campus center and dining hall, new labs and lecture halls, four new residence halls offering suite and apartment style living, and a brand new multi-sport performance stadium.

But we have only just begun. We will next turn our attention to refurbishing two academic spaces of over 97,000 square feet for state-of-the-art teaching facilities.

Thanks again for visiting our website. I encourage you to look around and stay longer than you expected. I hope to see you on campus soon, and look forward to welcoming you to the Battler Family.

You’ll find Alderson Broaddus University is truly incredible in more ways than one.

Dr. Richard A. Creehan

Click here to view President Creehan's biography