Old Dominion University is a dynamic metropolitan, residential, and research-extensive public institution with a student enrollment of 25,000, including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and over 850 full time faculty of whom 40% are female. In the past ten years, 12 faculty members have earned the prestigious Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. External faculty awards also include National Academy appointments, Fulbright Awards, and Fellow status in a wide variety of professional societies. The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major recreation area with a population of 1.7 million. Programs are also offered at three Higher Education Centers in the region and through online delivery. Among other strategic directions, the University is leading a regional Climate Change/Sea Level Rise Initiative and has newly opened the Strome Entrepreneurial Center. The University offers joint programs with the nearby Eastern Virginia Medical School and is home to several nationally recognized research institutes and centers, including: the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics; the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center; the Center for Educational Partnerships; the Center for Innovative Transportation Solutions; and the Center for Accelerator Science collaboration with the Jefferson National Laboratory’s Accelerator Facility.