Recent Placements

Director, University Student Entrepreneurship Program

Brian Breslin comes to the University of Virginia as the new Director, University Student Entrepeneurship Program. Previously, Brian served as the Director of The Launch Pad at the University of Miami. At The Launch Pad, Brian taught, mentored, and supported the university’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Over 250 entrepreneurs are supported by The Launch Pad each year.

Chanel Craft Tanner
Director, Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center

Following a competitive national search, Chanel Craft Tanner has been selected to serve as the next Director for the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center as of June 2024.

Tanner has spent much of her career in leadership roles at Emory University where she earned her PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Since 2017, she served as the Director of the Center for Women at Emory, focusing on creating programs, events, and learning opportunities that recognize and redress historic and persistent gender inequity at Emory and beyond. 

Assistant Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Relations, University Advancement

Kelly Ard  will join UVA Advancement in August,2024 from the Auburn University where she has served since July 2015 in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. She focused on developing strategic corporate relationships to maximize engagement and philanthropic support. In that role, Kelly worked with institutional leaders, faculty, and administrators across the university to identify mutually beneficial partnerships to advance the institution’s mission and initiatives.

Associate Dean of Finance, School of Architecture

Megan Arevalo joined the School of Architecture as the Budget & Grants Manager in 2022. She is currently Associate Dean of Finance. Megan supports the school by developing and administering the school’s annual budget, managing all grant administrative services and providing guidance and oversight to the finance unit. 

Vice President for Research

Lori L. McMahon has been selected to serve as UVA’s next Vice President for Research following a national search. Her appointment, pending approval by the Board of Visitors, is slated to begin June 15, 2024. 

Director of Global Initiatives

Tina Mangieri joins UVA as the inaugural Director of Global Initiatives following multiple leadership positions in international education and a teaching/research career spanning four continents. Prior to UVA, she was based in Sweden, serving as the first Associate Academic Director and Director of Research at DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia, a Copenhagen and Stockholm-based non-profit leader in international education.