Recent Placements

Associate Vice President for State Government Relations and Special Assistant to the President

Betsey Daley has been appointed Associate Vice President for State Government Relations and Special Assistant to the President. Betsey will assume her new role October 30th.

Director of Athletics

Carla Williams has been named the University of Virginia’s director of athletics, President Teresa A. Sullivan announced Sunday. Williams has been an athletics administrator at the University of Georgia for the past 13 years, most recently serving as the deputy director of athletics since 2015. In her role as deputy director of athletics at Georgia, Williams was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department and its $127 million budget.

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.

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