Recent Placements

Director of Development, Principal Gifts

Alex Fritz joined the College Foundation as Director of Development, Principal Gifts, in November 2019.  Alex is an accomplished development professional with over 17 years of experience in higher education fundraising.  He began his career as a CPA with Deloitte before transitioning to Sara Lee Corporation where he managed various responsibilities in financial planning and customer logistics.

Senior Associate Vice President, Health System Development & Executive Director, UVA Health Foundation

Senior Associate Vice President, Health System Development & Executive Director, UVA Health Foundation

Director of Strategic and Student Flourishing Initiatives, Contemplative Sciences Center

Lyndsay Alexander oversees the Contemplative Sciences Center’s (CSC) Student Flourishing division, supports expansion of the center’s national and international networks, and ensures CSC’s work is streamlined, efficient, and mission oriented.

Director of Development, Ridley Scholarship Fund - UVA Alumni Association

Marcus L. Martin Jr. has 20 years of banking, production, management, fundraising, operational and trading and data sciences experience. As a varsity athlete at the University of Virginia, Marcus interned for UVA Endowment within Fixed Income. After graduation, Marcus spent his first 10 years in the emerging markets, with roles across capital markets including; structuring, production and management within Europe, Middle East and Africa at UBS, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Troika (SBERbank) and UniCredit.

Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

The University of Virginia today announced the appointment of Ian H. Solomon as the next dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, effective Sept. 1. Solomon, currently CEO of SolomonGlobal LLC, is an educator, policymaker, diplomat and businessman with more than 20 years of experience in more than 40 countries.

Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

University of Virginia President Jim Ryan today announced the appointment of Kevin G. McDonald as vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. An experienced administrator with a proven track record of advancing initiatives that help universities be diverse, vibrant and welcoming communities, McDonald is currently the vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the University of Missouri system. He will assume the top leadership post on Aug. 1.

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