Recent Placements

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.

Director of Development, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Chris will be joining the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office as its new Director of Development. Chris recently served as the Director of Development for University Initiatives with the University Development Office at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With over six years development experience, Chris has a proven background of soliciting and closing major gifts, prospect portfolio and travel territory management. Prior to his fundraising career at UNC, Chris spent 14 years in financial services in both personal and business banking, and management.

Assistant Dean for Graduate Education, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Tyisha is a strategic leader with more than 10 years of experience in graduate education - with success in supporting and mentoring students from recruitment through graduation. Her data-driven and forward-thinking approach has enabled successful collaboration with numerous colleagues throughout each university community she has served.  She is passionate about empowering future leaders from diverse backgrounds that will advance science and higher education.

Chief Client Officer and Executive Director, Executive Education and Sands Institute for Lifelong Learning, Darden School of Business

Devin leads the Custom solutions team for organizational partners and clients as part of the Darden Executive Education and the Sands Institute for Lifelong Learning. He is responsible for overall client engagement, team leadership and expanding Darden’s reach to global organizations to drive impact. Prior to Darden, Devin served as Director, Custom Live Programs at the integrated area of Cornell University in Cornell External Education. In that role he worked closely with global clients such as Merck, Amazon and RSM leveraging faculty across Cornell University.

Executive Director of Strategic Advancement for Batten

Elinor (Ellie) Tappé serves as Executive Director of Strategic Advancement where she helps shape and realize the strategic objectives of the Batten School. With a 25-year history in strategic planning and development, Ellie has held a variety of leadership roles in the corporate sector, as well as higher education and nonprofit. Her experience in philanthropy spans more than a decade and includes UC Berkeley, Larkin Street Youth Services and Urban Teachers. 

Dean, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

The University of Virginia announced today that Melissa M. Lubin has been appointed the dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, effective Sept. 19. Lubin is currently the dean of the School of Professional & Continuing Education and chief economic engagement officer at James Madison University.