Strategic Planning

Steering Committee

Member:
Milton Adams
Milton Adams
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Senior Vice Provost

Milton Adams, who received his Ph.D. from U.Va. in 1971, is a professor of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering.  He was selected to guide U.Va.’s Strategic Planning efforts in September 2012.

He was appointed vice provost for academic programs in 2003. In May 2011, President Sullivan selected him as interim executive vice president and provost, a post he served until John Simon’s arrival in September 2011.  As vice provost, he worked to sustain and advance the student academic experience by expanding undergraduate research opportunities. One example is U.Va.’s Jefferson Public Citizens program, in which teams of students work with a faculty adviser to develop, study, propose, execute and publish a research and service project.

David Breneman
David Breneman
University Professor, Professor of Education and Public Policy; Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

University Professor David W. Breneman served as Director of the Public Policy Program at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia, from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that he served as Dean of the Curry School of Education from 1995 to 2007. He was Visiting Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education from 1990 to 1995, where he taught graduate courses on the economics and financing of higher education, on liberal arts colleges, and on the college presidency.

As a Visiting Fellow at The Brookings Institution he conducted research for a book, Liberal Arts Colleges: Thriving, Surviving, or Endangered?, published by Brookings in 1994. (He was selected as the recipient of the 1999 Award for Outstanding Service from the Council for Independent Colleges for this work.) From 1983 to 1989, he served as president of Kalamazoo College, a liberal arts college in Michigan. Prior to that, he was a Senior Fellow at Brookings from 1975 to 1983, specializing in the economics of higher education and public policy toward education.

Robert Bruner
Robert Bruner
Dean, Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration

Robert F. Bruner is the Dean of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He was named to the position in 2005. He is also the Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration at Darden.

Bruner’s areas of teaching, research, and writing include corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, investing in emerging markets, and financial crises, among other business topics. His latest book, The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market’s Perfect Storm, with Sean D. Carr, was published in 2007.

He holds the B.A. degree from Yale University and the M.B.A. and D.B.A. degrees from Harvard University. Bruner’s popular blog is available at http://www.darden.virginia.edu/html/DeansBlog.aspx.

George Cohen
Brokaw Professor of Corporate Law and Faculty Senate Chair

George Cohen joined the faculty in 1993 as an associate professor of law after a one-year visit to the Law School. He became a full professor in 1995. He teaches contracts, professional responsibility and agency and partnership.  He has also taught antitrust and law and economics.

A summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale University, Cohen earned his J.D. in 1986 and a Ph.D. in economics in 1992 from the University of Pennsylvania. During law school, he served as articles editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Cohen was a clerk to Judge Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Wilmington, Del., before joining the law faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 1988.

Cohen is a member of the American Law and Economics Association and has served as an ethics consultant and expert for several law firms.

Tom Faulders
Tom Faulders
President and CEO, U.Va. Alumni Association

C. Thomas Faulders III, a 1971 graduate of the University of Virginia, is the president and chief executive officer of the U.Va. Alumni Association.  After graduating from U.Va., Faulders served in the U.S. Navy for eight years, and then obtained his master’s degree in business, with a specialization in finance and management information systems, from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1981. Next, Faulders entered the telecom industry, beginning his career with Satellite Business Systems. Over a 26-year career that included senior-management positions in finance, strategic planning, sales and marketing, distribution and logistics, he worked for MCI, COMSAT, BDM International and most recently LCC International, where he engineered a financial turnaround as chairman and CEO.

Dorrie Fontaine
Dean of the School of Nursing and Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing

Dean Dorrie K. Fontaine – the Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing at the University of Virginia and Associate Chief Nursing Officer for UVA Health System – has led the School of Nursing since 2008.  Since coming to the University of Virginia School of Nursing as the Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing and Dean, Dorrie has implemented Appreciative Inquiry methodology as the basis for the School’s strategic planning and launched an interdisciplinary process to create a transformational model to provide compassionate end-of-life care across the health care spectrum.  In addition, she has been a strong advocate for interprofessional education, engaging both medical and nursing students in collaboration with the Dean of the School of Medicine.  The Macy Foundation awarded both the UVA School of Medicine and the UVA School of Nursing $746,000 for a grant period of 2011-2013 to focus on educating third year nursing and medical students together.

A seasoned critical care nurse, former president of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and current president of the Virginia Association of Colleges of Nursing, Fontaine was associate dean at the University of California San Francisco and Georgetown University, and a clinical professor at the University of Maryland. She holds degrees from Villanova, the University of Maryland, and received her PhD from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  A staunch supporter of interprofessional education, healthy work environments and diversity among faculty and students, Fontaine lives on U.Va.’s historic Lawn in Pavilion IX with her family.

David Germano
David Germano
Professor, Department of Religious Studies

Mr. Germano teaches Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on eighth through fourteenth century Tibetan religious and intellectual movements, as well as their broader historical contexts.  Additionally, he has directed the U.Va. Tibet Center and the Tibetan and Himalayan Library since 2000, a major international initiative aimed at stimulating and publishing innovative research on the region.

Since 2008, Mr. Germano has been the director of SHANTI (Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts Network of Technological Initiatives).  The mission of SHANTI is to promote a culture of innovation and excellence in humanities, sciences and arts within the academic life of the University of Virginia.

James Hilton
James Hilton
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

James Hilton is responsible for planning and coordinating academic and administrative information technology, voice communications, and network operations on a university-wide basis. He is an advocate of strong collaboration between academic and technology cultures in university environments. He is also a Professor in the Department of Psychology.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Hilton was the Associate Provost for Academic Information and Instructional Technology Affairs and a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan in the Institute for Social Research and in the Psychology Department where he served as the Chair of Undergraduate Studies between 1991 and 2000. He is a three-time recipient of the LS&A Excellence in Education award, has been named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor (1997-2006), and received the Class of 1923 Memorial Teaching Award. He has published extensively in the areas of information technology policy, person perception, stereotypes, and the psychology of suspicion. Mr. Hilton received a B. A. in Psychology from the University of Texas in 1981 and a Ph.D. from the social psychology program at Princeton University in 1985.

Patrick  Hogan
Pat Hogan
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Patrick D. Hogan is responsible for setting financial policy and for overseeing the financial affairs of the University including its schools and the Medical Center. In addition, these key operational and administrative areas report to him: finance, human resources, management and budget, the architect for the University, corporate compliance, emergency preparedness, and police. Hogan serves on the Medical Center Operating Board and on the boards of the University of Virginia Investment Management Committee and the UVa Foundation.

Hogan previously served for 37 years with Ernst & Young, most recently as Deputy Global Managing Partner, based in London. In this capacity, Mr. Hogan was a member of the Ernst & Young senior global leadership team and oversaw the global Quality and Risk Management function for the professional services lines of Assurance, Advisory, Tax, and Transaction Advisory. During his career with Ernst & Young, Hogan also served as Deputy Global Vice Chair for the Asia/Pacific Assurance and Advisory Business Services operations, as Area Managing Partner for the Mid-Atlantic Area Assurance and Advisory Business Services practice, and as Health Sciences Industry Leader for the Mid-Atlantic Area.

He received a B.S. in Business Administration with an accounting concentration from Old Dominion University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Beta Alpha Psi.

Hogan joined the McIntire School Advisory Board in 2000 and served as Vice Chair. He has been a regular guest lecturer at McIntire on topics including enterprise risk management. His other areas of expertise include health sciences, accounting, auditing, and leadership. Hogan is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Virginia Society of CPAs.

Archie Holmes
Archie Holmes
Professor, Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor Holmes current research interests are focused on the crystal growth of III-V semiconductors and the design and fabrication of electronic and optoelectronics devices. Recent work has focused on the design, growth, fabrication, and testing of GaAs- and InP based avalanche photodiodes (APDs) for applications such as single photon counting, fluorescence spectroscopy. cancer detection, and optical communications. Other projects are focused on developing mid-infrared optoelectronic devices (lasers and detectors) for applications such as high resolution molecular spectroscopy, trace gas monitoring, space based communications, air pollution analysis, non-invasive medical diagnostics, night vision, thermal imaging, and missile tracking.

Karen Johnston
Karen Johnston
Professor of Neurology and Public Health Sciences and Department of Neurology Chair

Dr. Karen C. Johnston is the chairwoman of the Department of Neurology.  Johnston's research focuses on treatment and outcomes in acute ischemic stroke.  Johnston is a founding member of the American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics and is a member of many professional societies, including the American Academy of Neurology and the American Heart Association and has published extensively in the area of stroke and neurological clinical trials.

Peter Kiernan
Parent and Darden Alumnus

Peter Kiernan is a 1979 Darden MBA and all four of his children have attended the University of Virginia.

He has served in many volunteer capacities at the University since first joining the Darden Foundation Board in 1979.In addition to two Darden Foundation tours; he was a founding board member of UVA Families and served on the College of Arts and Sciences Foundation Board.

He has chaired or served on numerous philanthropies including The Christopher Reeve Foundation, The Robin Hood Foundation, Williams College, St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester, St Vincent’s Hospital and Nursing Program New York City, The Center for Charter School Excellence, Students First NY, World Team Sports, the Al Smith Foundation and most recently the 12/12/12 Concert for Sandy- Robin Hood Relief Fund.

He is a venture capitalist with a long career on Wall Street and an award winning bestselling author.

Lansing Lee
Lansing Lee
Graduate Student, School of Law and Darden Graduate School of Business

Lansing Lee is a fourth-year J.D./M.B.A. student. He is the co-Chair of the Law School’s Academic Concerns & Faculty Relations Committee, and he serves on the Academic Affairs Committee of Student Council and is a member of the J.D./M.B.A. Society and the Business & Public Policy Club at Darden.  Before enrolling at the Law School and Darden, Lansing worked in the field of economic development in India and in East Africa, first in the business development division of a micro-credit bank and then as an project manager for a non-profit focused on livelihood training.  Lansing is originally from Atlanta and received his undergraduate degree in English from UVa in 2009.

Paul Manning
Paul Manning
Parent

Paul Manning is the president and chief executive officer of PBM Capital Group. Before forming PBM Capital, Mr. Manning held key sales and marketing positions with leading pharmaceutical companies and founded several companies, including Able Laboratories and Manfam, Inc., two companies that developed and distributed prescription and over-the-counter products to major chains in the United States.

Aside from his entrepreneurial work, Mr. Manning and his wife, Diane Manning, founded the Focus to Cure Diabetes Foundation, which has played an integral role in establishing an islet cell transplant program at the University of Virginia. The nonprofit, volunteer organization was instrumental in helping U.Va. perform the state’s first islet cell transplant and continues to raise money to support diabetes research.

Mr. Manning is a director of the National Neurovision Research Institute (NNRI), the clinical trial support organization of the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB). He is also an active member of the University of Virginia Health Foundation Board of Trustees.

Kristin Palmer
Kristin Palmer
Program Director, Online Learning Environments

Kristin Palmer is the Program Director of Online Learning Environments at U.Va. She is responsible for managing production for U.Va.'s partnership with Coursera.  Her graduate work was done at Stanford University in Learning, Design and Technology.  She also holds a degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.  For the past seventeen years, she has been successfully delivering enterprise technology projects for various companies including Walt Disney, Hewlett-Packard, eBay and Intuit.  She joined U.Va. in 2011 to lead the LSP community, a community for computing professionals at U.Va.

Katharine Sadowski
Katharine Sadowski
Undergraduate Student, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and College of Arts & Sciences

Katharine Sadowski is a third year student. She is in the Batten School’s BA Program and the History Distinguished Majors Program. She hopes to pursue a career in Educational Policy working for the United States Department of Education. She currently serves as co-chair of Student Council’s Community Affairs Committee and Program Director of Madison House’s Albemarle Housing Improvement Program. She is also working with two other UVa students to create a Leadership Workshop for students attending Charlottesville and Albemarle public and private high schools.

John Simon
John Simon
Executive Vice President and Provost and the Robert C. Taylor Professor of Chemistry

John D. Simon is charged with directing the academic administration of the eleven schools, the Library, the Art Museum, public service activities, numerous University centers, foreign study programs and the advancement of teaching and research. He also co-chairs the Internal Financial Model Steering Committee.

Provost Simon served as the Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs at Duke University from 2005 to 2011. As Vice-Provost, Simon was responsible for overseeing Duke's strategic planning and for nurturing campus-wide academic initiatives to connect the humanities, social sciences and sciences. He chaired Duke's chemistry department from 1999-2004. Simon received his B.A. from Williams College in 1979 and his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry at the Harvard University in 1983. After a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA, Simon joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSD in 1985, and then moved to Duke University as the George B. Geller Professor in 1998.

Provost Simon has earned numerous fellowships and awards for his scientific work including the Presidential Young Investigator Award, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award, and the Fresenius Award. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society.

Teresa Sullivan
Teresa Sullivan
President

Teresa A. Sullivan became the University of Virginia’s eighth president on August 1, 2010. She came from the University of Michigan, where she had served as the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs since 2006. She was also professor of sociology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Prior to her work at the University of Michigan, Ms. Sullivan was executive vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Texas System from 2002 until 2006. In this role, she was the chief academic officer for the nine academic campuses within the University of Texas System. Her responsibilities included developing tuition-setting procedures, initiating and supporting educational and research collaborations among the various campuses, and developing external collaborations.

Ms. Sullivan is an expert on labor-force demography, with focus on economic marginality and consumer debt.  She is the author or co-author of six books and more than 50 scholarly articles. Ms. Sullivan has served as chair of the U.S. Census Advisory Committee. She is past secretary of the American Sociological Association and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

A graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University, Ms. Sullivan received her doctoral degree in sociology from the University of Chicago.

Jim Todd
Jim Todd
Alumnus, McIntire School of Commerce and the Darden School

Mr. Todd is a real estate advisor, developer and investor. His experience includes residential, retail, office, industrial, recreational, and mixed-use communities. In addition to community development, this includes construction and management of individual office, retail, residential and recreational properties.

As President of JWT, Inc, Real Estate Advisor, Mr. Todd provides consulting and advisory services for strategic planning of real estate assets.  His development experiences include communities and properties developed in the United States and Canada as President of three companies: Gulf Reston, Mobil Land Development Corporation and The Peterson Companies. Under the ownership of both the Gulf and Mobil Companies, he was responsible for the development of the new town of Reston, Virginia. Mr. Todd received an Urban Land Institute Award of Excellence for his Reston development.

Mr. Todd is a trustee of the McIntire Foundation Board and a former board member of the Darden School Foundation.

Jeff Walker
Jeff Walker
Alumnus, McIntire School of Commerce

Jeff Walker currently serves on the Boards of New Profit, Berklee College of Music, Morgan Library, Lincoln Center Film Society, Millennium Development Goals Health Alliance where he Chairs the Community Health Worker Pillar, TheMiller Center and University of Virginia's Undergraduate Business School, where he was President for ten years. Jeff is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium, Chairman of The Council of Foundations at University of Virginia, serves on the Visiting Committee at the Harvard Business School and is on the Advisory Boards of MIT Media Lab, UCLA Film TV and Theater School, Blue School, The Tibetan Village Project,Witness.org and Ideo.org. He is President of the 15 Central Park West Board.

Previously, Jeff was Executive-in-Residence at Harvard Business School, focusing on social enterprises and collaboration, and a Lecturer at the Kennedy School. At Harvard, he also helped to develop and launch a course in exponential fundraising for nonprofit leaders at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. He served as the Chairman of Millennium Promise, with the United Nations and Columbia University, an incubator to eliminate extreme poverty, and was the long-time Chairman of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello), where he still serves as an Emeritus Trustee. Jeff Co-Founded and was Chairman of Npower, an organization that provides shared technology services to nonprofits.

Jeff was CEO and Co-Founder of CCMP Capital, the $12 billion successor to JPMorgan Partners, JPMorgan Chase & Co's global private equity, Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Chairman of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. He has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from the University of Virginia, is a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant.

Meredith Woo
Meredith Woo
Buckner W. Clay Dean of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Politics

Since arriving at the University of Virginia in the summer of 2008, Meredith Woo has developed and implemented a strategic plan to advance the distinctive position of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences as an institution that provides a transformational educational experience, amid the benefits and energy of a major research university. She has sought to enhance the College’s scholarly visibility, particularly in the sciences, global studies, and collaborative and multidisciplinary research.

Dean Woo came to U.Va. from the University of Michigan, where she served most recently as professor of political science and associate dean for the social sciences in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Prior to her eight years on the Michigan faculty, she taught for 12 years at Northwestern University, where she helped rebuild the department of political science and co-founded the Center for International and Comparative Studies.

Carl Zeithaml
Carl Zeithaml
Dean, McIntire School of Commerce and F.S. Cornell Professor in Free Enterprise Management

Carl Zeithaml is serving his fourth term as the Dean and F.S. Cornell Professor of Free Enterprise in the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Dr. Zeithaml joined the McIntire School in 1997 after spending more than a decade at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He received his doctorate in strategic management from the University of Maryland in 1980. He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Florida, specializing in health care management, and a B.A. in economics from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to UNC, Dr. Zeithaml served on the faculties of Texas A&M University and the University of Maryland.

Over the past 16 years, Dean Zeithaml led the implementation of McIntire’s strategy to achieve a position of global preeminence in business education.  Since the 2006 introduction of the Bloomberg Business Week ranking of undergraduate business programs, the School’s B.S. in Commerce Program is the only program in the nation to be ranked either first or second each year. The McIntire School’s M.S. programs in Accounting, Commerce, and the Management of Information Technology are also ranked consistently among the top programs nationally. The McIntire School provides all students with opportunities to study at many of the best business schools in the world and to visit important global centers of commerce and industry.

Dean Zeithaml specializes in the field of strategic management with an emphasis on global and competitive strategy. He conducts research on international expansion strategies, knowledge-based sources of competitive advantage, corporate political activity, strategic decision making, the strategic role of the board of directors, the implementation of diversification strategies, and organizational transformation. Dean Zeithaml has presented his research at numerous professional meetings, published in both academic and professional journals, and co-authored three books. He also received two major teaching awards and co-authored several cases on global strategy issues. His international executive education, research, and case development activities have focused primarily on China and Southeast Asia. Dean Zeithaml is a board member of Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. and previously served on the Management Oversight Committee of the Global Real Estate Special Opportunities Fund managed by Deutsche Bank.