Recent Placements

Assistant Vice President, Service

Adam Weikel has joined UVA Human Resources as the Assistant Vice President, Service. Adam has spent the last decade serving in a blend of higher education, human resources, and public sector roles. He joins us from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he serves as Associate Chief and Director of Strategic Operations, reporting to the Governor’s Chief of Staff.  In this position, he built and lead a team of internal consultants responsible for addressing the state's most complex operational and service delivery challenges across Massachusetts’s 43,000-employee organization.

Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Dawna comes to Darden from mbaMission, the premier MBA consultancy founded by Darden graduate Jeremy Shinewald (MBA ‘03), where she has served as Chief MBA Strategist and Senior Consultant. Previously, Dawna served as Director of Admissions at the Tuck Graduate School of Business at Dartmouth College for 11 years. Prior to Tuck, from 1990 to 2005, she served in various leadership roles at Darden, including five years as Admissions Director and as Director of Alumni Relations. 

President of the University of Virginia

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors on Friday September 15, 2017 unanimously voted to name James E. Ryan as the University’s next president.

A widely respected and accomplished educator and legal scholar, Ryan earned his law degree from UVA and previously served on the School of Law faculty. Since 2013, he has served as dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education.

Assistant Vice President for IMPACT and Decision Support

John brings more than 17 years of experience as an HR leader in higher education. In his previous role as a Human Resources Associate Vice President at The George Washington University (GW), John leveraged data and analytics to develop and direct strategies in support of the university’s ability to recruit, motivate, engage, develop, and reward employees. This included leadership of compensation administration, benefits strategy, wellness, work-life effectiveness, and rewards and recognition programming. He also served as Executive Director of Compensation Administration at GW.

Director of IT Audits

Adrienne Ommaya currently serves as the Director of IT Audits for the University of Virginia Internal Audit Department. Over the past 18 years, she has worked in audit and risk management in a variety of industries, including education, financial services, technology, legal, and hospitality, serving in various capacities, including Interim CIO, IT Senior Director and head of Internal Audit. Adrienne possesses a deep knowledge and focus on strategic and risk-based models for audit and risk management functions.

Associate Dean for Student Services and Enrollment Management

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of Damon R. Wade as Associate Dean for Student Services and Enrollment Management.  Damon assumed his role August 21, 2017. Within this role, Damon will oversee student admissions, registration, retention services, marketing and communications, and outreach and recruitment services.