Recent Placements

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

The University of Virginia has appointed Kelly P. Doney as the next Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

She brings decades of experience in higher education, technology and management consulting, most recently serving as vice president and chief information officer at Villanova University. At UVA, Doney will be responsible for oversight of areas including the planning and delivery of central information technology applications, infrastructure, support, information security and policy, and research computing.

Special Advisor to the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Wolf Riley joins UVA’s Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer as Special Advisor.  Melissa is an experienced attorney who has lived and worked in the Charlottesville area for over 20 years.  A graduate of Washington & Lee University and University of Richmond School of Law, she spent 15 years with the law firm of McGuireWoods LLP, where she provided a broad range of litigation and consulting services to clients in many areas of the law while also focusing on employment law and the health and education industries.

Associate Vice President for Career and Professional Development

Nicole Hall comes to the University of Virginia from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is an accomplished leader known for her skills in strategic planning, management, building internal and external partnerships, use of technology, marketing, and fundraising. At the University of North Carolina Greensboro, she has successfully moved the career operation from one of delivering general services to one that is more market-informed, partnerships-based, and metrics-oriented.

Assistant Vice President and Title IX Coordinator

Molly S. Zlock comes to the University of Virginia from Elon University, where she has been the Director of HR Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Title IX since August 2020. Mrs. Zlock has an extensive background in higher education since 2010, specifically in the areas of Title IX and Equal Opportunity. Molly has previously held positions at Seton Hall University; Belmont University; and Vanderbilt University.

Chief of Staff, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Kerry Searle Grannis worked 11 years at The Brookings Institution before joining the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in early February, but the new A&S Chief of Staff is no stranger to higher education.

Director, Center for Comparative Medicine and Attending Veterinarian

Raphael Malbrue has been named the next Director, Center for Comparative Medicine and Attending Veterinarian. Dr. Malbrue is a native of Baton Rouge, LA. He completed his undergraduate and veterinary school training at Tuskegee University. He then went on to complete a residency program in Laboratory Animal Medicine at Louisiana State University. In conjunction with his residency program Dr.