A higher education advancement professional with over 15 years of experience, Erik Williams joins the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia having most recently served as the Director of Development for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) securing private support as a part of their $50 million major gifts campaign.
Ceray is a certified Project Management Professional, who has worked in higher education for 19 years. She initially ran federally funded programs at Cleveland State University and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, respectively, before transitioning to IT Project Management in 2007. For the last 13 years, Ceray has worked as a Project Manager at Emory, leading Enterprise IT projects for the university and healthcare, including: ServiceNow upgrades, collaboration tool implementations, and software enhancements.
The Office of Advancement has named Wendell Collins as the first Director of Development for the new School of Data Science. Collins will report to Katie Reid Shevlin, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and will work in close partnership with Data Science Dean Philip Bourne and Associate Director Arlyn Burgess.
Dr. K. Craig Kent was recently appointed as executive vice president for health affairs. The senior leadership position oversees UVA Health and its clinical enterprise, which spans the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Kent previously served as dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, vice president for health sciences and the Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Dean’s Chair in Medicine.
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy has named Craig Lindqvist the new associate dean for administration. Lindqvist will succeed Bill Ashby as the chief financial and administrative officer for the school.
Mira Waller joins the University Library serving as the Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning Services. Previously she served as the Head of the Research Engagement Department at the North Carolina State University Libraries where she led and oversaw a department that provided expertise and services to enhance research and academic engagement; coordinated management of the Libraries’ high-tech spaces; and explored ways to partner with the NC State community throughout the research and academic enterprise.