UVA Selects Lori L. McMahon as Vice President for Research

April 9, 2024

The University of Virginia announced today that Lori L. McMahon has been selected to serve as its next vice president for research following a national search. Her appointment, pending approval by the Board of Visitors, is slated to begin June 15.

UVA Names Leslie Kendrick as Next Dean of the School of Law

December 19, 2023

The University of Virginia announced Monday that Leslie Kendrick has been selected to serve as the 13th dean of the School of Law. Her term begins July 1.

Kendrick, a 2006 graduate of the School of Law who joined the faculty in 2008, will succeed Risa Goluboff, the first woman to serve as dean. Goluboff, the Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law and a professor of history at UVA, plans to return to the faculty, which she first joined in 2002, at the conclusion of her eight-year term. 

Kenyon Bonner Appointed Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer

November 10, 2023

The University of Virginia announced Monday that Kenyon Bonner, vice provost for student affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, has been appointed as vice president and chief student affairs officer.

UVA Names Kelly Doney as Next Chief Information Officer

June 28, 2023

The University of Virginia announced on Wednesday the appointment of Kelly P. Doney to serve as its next vice president and chief information officer.

Q&A: Getting To Know New Arts & Sciences Dean Christa Davis Acampora

October 7, 2022

Christa Davis Acampora joined the University of Virginia on Sept. 1 as the new dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Acampora, a Virginia native, comes to UVA from Emory University in Atlanta, where she served as deputy provost and professor of philosophy. Prior to Emory, she was a full professor at Hunter College and the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and served as Hunter’s associate provost for faculty affairs and research.

Nursing Dean Marianne Baernholdt: A Leader From the Beginning

September 20, 2022

Marianne Baernholdt returned to the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing to take the dean’s reins on Aug. 1, but has been a leader from her earliest nursing days.

Fly Me to the Moon: New Licensing & Ventures Leader Has Big Goals

January 26, 2022

Like many children growing up in the 1960s, Richard Chylla was fascinated by the United States space program and dreamed of becoming an astronaut.

Chylla never did, but his love for everything that landing on the moon signified – science, exploration, pushing boundaries – stayed with him throughout high school and college, and even into his professional career.

Meet Julia Smith, UVA’s New Point Person for Federal Relations

January 10, 2022

Protecting basic research and the federal policies that enable it to flourish at universities like UVA is a driving force for Julia Smith.

Richard Chylla, Ph.D., of Michigan State University Named Executive Director of the University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group

January 4, 2022

Richard Chylla, Ph.D., Executive Director of Michigan State University Technologies, has been named Executive Director of the University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group (UVA LVG) effective January 24, 2022.

Alumna Shares Her Journey From Poverty to Family Law on ‘Inside UVA’

November 30, 2021

Designed to highlight the inner workings of UVA, this week’s episode is a first, in that it features an alumna. Previous episodes have featured members of Ryan’s administration and the student chair of the Honor Committee.

New Episode of Ryan Podcast Features Student Who Chairs Honor Committee

November 29, 2021

The newest episode of “Inside UVA,” the podcast hosted by the president of University of Virginia, dives into one of the University’s most revered traditions: the honor code.

‘Making the University Run 24/7’: The Work of UVA’s Chief Operating Officer

November 4, 2021

We provide and care for dining, facilities [management,] safety, security, paychecks … We really are the operational support to the teaching, research and patient care mission” of the University, Davis said in the fifth episode of President Jim Ryan’s podcast, “Inside UVA.”

Ryan Explores Role of Provost in Latest ‘Inside UVA’ Podcast

September 24, 2021

In the third episode of his podcast, “Inside UVA,” University of Virginia President Jim Ryan hosts Liz Magill, the school’s first female provost, who breaks down what it’s like to be UVA’s chief academic officer and how exercising helps her manage the busiest of schedules.

New Chief Student Affairs Officer Talks Service and Safety in President’s Podcast

September 15, 2021

In the second episode of “Inside UVA,” a new podcast hosted by UVA President Jim Ryan, Hadley described the “magical” and sometimes terrifying experience of going to college and her abiding passion for “helping young people.”