Recent Placements

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Learning Officer, UVA Darden Executive Education

The University of Virginia Darden School Foundation announced today that Ashley Williams has been selected as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Learning Officer of UVA Darden Executive Education, Lifelong Learning and Non-Degree Programs. Williams is currently Global CLO of McKinsey Academy, the arm of McKinsey & Co. that provides digital and in-person leadership development for its clients. Williams will assume her new role at Darden April 1.

Assistant Vice President, HR Talent

John Lew has joined the University of Virginia community as the next Assistant Vice President, HR Talent. John has spent almost three decades working in various HR positions across both health care higher education. He joins UVA from Elon University where, since September 2015, he has served as Executive Director for Human Resources. Prior to Elon, he was Assistant Vice President for HR Operations and Strategy at the multi-site Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC.

Executive Director of IT

The University of Virginia Library is very pleased to announce that Stan Gunn will become its Executive Director of Information Technology on December 3, 2018. He will report to the University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, John Unsworth, and he will be a member of the Library’s senior leadership team. Stan comes from UVA’s Organizational Excellence program, where he developed processes and systems to coordinate, monitor, and assess pan-University projects (both academic and administrative).

President of UVA Darden Executive Education and Lifelong Learning, Custom Solutions

Larry Murphy has been selected as President of Darden Executive Education and Lifelong Learning, Custom Solutions. He will oversee Darden Executive Education’s custom business, including team leadership and full accountability for the revenue line. He will assume the role on January 1, 2019.

Murphy will join Darden from McKinsey & Company’s Atlanta office, where he is director of partner learning and is responsible for the learning and development of McKinsey’s more than 2,000 global partners and senior partners.

Vice Provost for Global Affairs

Stephen D. Mull is Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the University of Virginia, effective August 1st. In this role he is the primary lead on global relations at the University, responsible for developing a strategic vision, designing outreach, and overseeing international activities. Steve will oversee institutional development of global partnerships and develop a wide array of services, programs, experiences, and strategic partnerships that promote global imagination within the university community.

Liz Magill
Executive Vice President and Provost

Magill is dean and Richard E. Lang Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, a position she has held since 2012. Before becoming Stanford Law School’s 13th dean, Magill was on the faculty at UVA’s School of Law for 15 years, serving most recently as vice dean, the Joseph Weintraub–Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Law and the Elizabeth D. and Richard A. Merrill Professor.