Strategic Plan 2019-2025 Steering Committee

Steering Committee members represent VCU faculty, staff and students as well as the VCU Board of Visitors and the Richmond community.


Gail Hackett, Provost and vice president for academic affairs

Marsha Rappley, Vice president for health sciences and CEO, VCU Health


Holly Alford, Associate professor, Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising, and director of diversity, School of the Arts

Chioke i'Anson, Instructor, College of Humanities and Sciences

Yaxiaer Atajiang, Sophomore, School of Engineering

Debra Barksdale, Associate dean, School of Nursing

Kathy Bassard, Senior vice provost for faculty affairs

Tegwyn Brickhouse, Chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry

Lemuria Carter, Chair, Department of Information Systems, School of Business

Sarah Cunningham, Executive director for research, School of the Arts

Andrew Daire, Dean, School of Education

Amanda Famiglietti, First-year student, School of Dentistry

Nicholas Fetzer, Contract administrator, Office of Procurement Services

Shelli Fowler, Interim dean, University College

Jean Giddens, Dean, School of Nursing

Stephanie Goldberg, Associate professor, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine

Susan Gooden, Professor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Reginald Gordon, Director, Office of Community Wealth Building

Sybil Halloran, Interim vice provost for strategic enrollment management

Rosalyn Hargraves, Associate vice president for inclusive excellence

Kevin Harris, Associate vice president for academic health sciences

Herbert Hill, Director of undergraduate research, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

Nkanta Hines, Associate vice president and chief of staff to the CEO, VCU Health

Sally Hunnicutt, Associate professor and associate chair, Department of Chemistry, College of Humanities and Sciences

Yiyun Jie, Director of assessment, Division of Student Affairs

Allison Johnson, Associate professor, VCU Life Sciences

Dale Kalkofen, Alumna, School of the Arts

Cynthia Kirkwood, Executive associate dean, School of Pharmacy

Kenneth Kolb, Alumnus, School of Pharmacy

William Korzun, Associate professor, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, School of Allied Health Professions

Hannah Leopold, Graduate student, School of Education, and graduate assistant, Residential Life and Housing

Pam Lepley, Vice president for university relations

Thelma Mack, Research and education coordinator, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences

Sania Marcoccia, Coordinator of fiscal operations, Office of the Provost

Bruce Miller, Founding producer, Virginia Repertory Theatre

Drashty Mody, Junior, College of Humanities and Sciences

Aashir Nasim, Interim vice provost for faculty recruitment and retention

June Nicholson, Professor, Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture

Deborah Noble-Triplett, Senior vice provost for academic affairs

William Pelfrey, Chair, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Carol Shapiro, Physician, group practice, Georgetown University Hospital

Sunny Shin, Associate professor, School of Social Work

R. Dale Smith, Assistant professor, Department of English, College of Humanities and Sciences

Jenilee Stanley-Shanks, Director of government and community outreach, School of Engineering

Jackie Stone, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

Erdem Topsakal, Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering

KC Unegbu-Ogbonna, Assistant professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy

Jayaraman Vijayakumar, Associate dean for graduate programs, School of Business

Lisa Webb, Executive director for academic affairs, Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences

Meredith Weiss, Vice president for administration

Jeff Wing, Director, National Scholarship Office, Honors College

Support to Steering Committee

Tedra Baskerville, Executive liaison to the vice president for health sciences

Shannon Cribbs, Director of planning and institutional effectiveness

Nkanta Hines, Associate vice president, VCU Health Sciences, and chief of staff to the CEO, VCU Health

Kathleen Shaw, Vice provost of planning and decision support

Ashley Staton, Executive assistant to the vice provost for planning and decision support