Emerita Board Members

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Ginger Ambler

Vice President for Student Affairs

College of William & Mary


Melody Bianchetto

Vice President for Finance

University of Virginia


Tara Blackwell

Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs

Southside Virginia Community College


Leanna Blevins

Executive Director

New College Institute


Fran Bradford

Deputy Secretary of Education

Commonwealth of Virginia


Karen Campbell

Associate VP for Recruitment, Enrollment & Admission

Tidewater Community College


Christine Clark-Talley

Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs

George Mason University


Nakeina E. Douglas-Glenn

Director, Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute

Virginia Commonwealth University


Nicole Ferretti

Assistant Vice President Financial Planning & Analysis University of Virginia


Amelia Harris

Academic Dean

University of Virginia's College at Wise


Marilou M. Johnson

Vice Provost for Academic Development

James Madison University


Sara Looney (Retired)

George Mason University

Margaret Miller

State Council for Higher Education in Virginia

University of Virginia

Marcia Quesenberry

University of Virginia's College at Wise

Lonnie Schaffer (Retired)

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Thomas Nelson Community College

Shamin Sisson (Retired)
Randolph-Macon Women's College

University of Virginia

Kate Slevin (Retired)

State Council for Higher Education in Virginia

College of William and Mary

Norrine Bailey Spencer (Posthumous)

Virginia Tech

Sybil Todd (Posthumous)

University of Virginia

Elsie Weatherington

Virginia State University

Anda Webb

University of Virginia

Belle Wheelan

President, Central Virginia and Northern Virginia Community College

Secretary of Education, Warner Administration

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Joyce Williams-Green

​Virginia Tech

Helen Ackerman (Retired)

George Mason University

Belinda Anderson

Virginia Union University

Phyllis Ashworth (Retired)

Wytheville Community College

Meta Braymer (Retired)

University of Mary Washington

Virginia Carey (Retired)

College of William and Mary

Carolyn Cook (Retired)

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Rachel Fowlkes

Executive Director

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

Teresa Gonzalez (Retired)

James Madison University

Connie Gores


Southwest Minnesota State University

Patricia B. Hyer

Associate Provost Emerita

Virginia Tech

Patsy R. Joyner

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Paul D. Camp Community College​

Jeanie Kline

​Old Dominion University

​Virginia McLaughlin
Dean of the School of Education
College of William and Mary

Board of Directors

Presidential Sponsor

Tracy Fitzsimmons, Ph.D.


Shenandoah University

Genene D. LeRosen

Executive Vice President

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College


Anna LoMascolo

Co-Director of Programming, Women's Center

Virginia Tech


Essala Lowe

Director, Campus Operations - Manassas Campus

Northern Virginia Community College


Melissa M. Lubin
Dean, Outreach & Engagement
James Madison University

Reshunda Mahone

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Virginia State University


Khadijah O. Miller

Department Chair, History & Interdisciplinary Studies

Norfolk State University


Janette Muir

Associate Provost, Academic Initiatives & Services

George Mason University


Patty O'Toole 
Past State Chair 2014-2017

Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students
Hollins University


Tancy Vandecar-Burdin

Assoicate Director, The Social Science Research Institute

Old Dominion University


State Chair, July 1, 2017- Present

Amy Springer Hartsell
Assistant Dean
Eastern Mennonite University