Recent Placements

Dean, McIntire School of Commerce

The University of Virginia announced that Nicole Thorne Jenkins has been named the next dean of the McIntire School of Commerce, effective July 1.

Jenkins is currently vice dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, where she is also the Von Allmen Chaired Professor of Accountancy. She was previously on the faculty at Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis.

Executive Director, School of Nursing

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.

Senior Project Manager, Information Technology Services

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.

Director of Development, School of Data Science

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.

Executive Vice President for Health Affairs

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.

Associate Dean of Administration, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

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.

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