Recent Placements

Dean, School of Law

The University of Virginia announced 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. 

Director of Compensation

Wanda Evans joins UVA Human Resources from Cone Health where she served in a Compensation leadership role since 2016. During the course of her tenure, Wanda played a critical role in leading the career architecture and compensation redesign projects. Prior to joining Cone Health, she held leadership and various other positions in Compensation with UNC Health and Duke Health.

As Director of Compensation, Wanda will serve as part of the Total Rewards leadership team as well as lead the compensation and classification function for UVA.

Associate Vice President for Finance and University Controller

The University of Virginia has appointed Olga N. Weider as the next Associate Vice President for Finance and University Controller. Weider joins UVAFinance with a wealth of experience and a proven track record in financial management. Olga is a lifelong learner who is passionate about innovation and continuous improvement, founded on integrity and good stewardship. She is committed to collaborative teamwork and solutions-based strategic planning.

Director of Faculty Affairs, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Katie is a strategic, thoughtful administrator with nearly 15 years of experience in academic administration. She is deeply committed to cultivating collaboration, fostering community, and driving operational excellence. Throughout her career, she has successfully led projects aimed at streamlining operations, fostering culture and climate, and leveraging technology.

J. Sanford Miller Family Director, The Fralin Museum of Art

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia has selected Karen Elizabeth Milbourne, Ph.D. to lead the Museum as the new J. Sanford Miller Family director. An innovative leader and curator with more than 20 years of experience in the museum field, Milbourne will assume her new role on Jan. 29, 2024. She succeeds previous director Matthew McLendon, Ph.D., who led the Fralin for six years.

Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer

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.