Recent Placements

Executive Director of State Government Relations and Special Assistant to the President

Alexis brings significant experience working with government officials and has served as President and CEO of the Danville Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce since January 2018. In this role, she has advocated on behalf of more than 500 members on a wide array of policy issues and led the Chamber’s Legislative Committee in developing a legislative agenda that they present annually to state officials prior to the General Assembly session. She has served on the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission and on the Secretary of Commerce and Trade’s committee on paid family and medical leave.

Senior Director, Communications

Richard (Rick) Kessel joined UVA Health as Senior Director, Communications in September 2021. He will lead the team in crafting multi-platform, integrated communications that are creative, strategic, and effective in sharing the mission and vision of UVA Health to inspire philanthropy.

Quantitative Foundation Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs

The University of Virginia School of Data Science announces the appointment of Jeffrey D. Blume as the Quantitative Foundation Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs, effective July 25.

Dean, School of Architecture

The University of Virginia announced today that Malo A. Hutson has been appointed the dean of the School of Architecture, effective July 1.

Hutson is currently a tenured professor and director of the Urban Planning Ph.D. Program in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University in New York City, as well as director of the school’s Urban Community and Health Equity Lab. He is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the areas of community development, environmental justice and urban health.

Dean, UVA Engineering

The University of Virginia today announced the appointment of Jennifer L. West as the 14th  dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, effective July 1.

Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer

President Jim Ryan and Provost Liz Magill announced that Robyn S. Hadley, associate vice chancellor and dean for scholar programs at Washington University in St. Louis, will become UVA’s next vice president and chief student affairs officer, effective June 1.