Dean's Office Contacts A to Z

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Melanie Barnes

Job title: Senior finance technician
Location: 826 W. Franklin St.
Works for: Finance, Dean's Office
Rigby Bendele

Rigby Bendele

Job title: Associate director of advising for the humanities
Location: 827 W. Franklin St.
Works for: Office of Student Services, Dean's Office
Sheila Blair

Sheila Blair

Job title: Associate director of advising for the social sciences
Location: 827 W. Franklin St., Room 123B
Works for: Office of Student Services, Dean's Office
rachel bobbitt

Rachel Bobbitt

Job title: Senior academic affairs specialist
Telephone: (804) 827-8211
Location: 827 W. Franklin St.
Works for: Office of Student Services, Dean's Office
christopher burdett

Chris Burdett, Ph.D.

Job title: Special assistant to the dean
Location: Founders Hall, Room 322
Works for: Dean's Office
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Bob Burgess

Job title: Operation manager (STEM)
Telephone: (804) 828-4377
Location: 817 W. Franklin St., Room 116
Works for: Dean's Office
Vicki Byrd

Vicki Byrd

Job title: Adjunct faculty and finance operations manager
Telephone: (804) 827-0866
Location: 827 W. Franklin St., Room 118
Works for: Finance, Dean's Office
Alaina Campbell

Alaina Campbell

Job title: Director of advising, sciences
Telephone: (804) 213-2612
Works for: Office of Student Services, Dean's Office
kelsey cappiello

Kelsey Cappiello

Job title: Executive assistant to the dean
Telephone: (804) 827-0857
Location: 828 W. Franklin St., Room 104
Works for: Dean's Office
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Russ Carmichael

Job title: Director of finance
Telephone: (804) 827-1359
Location: 828 W. Franklin St., Room 122
Works for: Finance, Dean's Office
shanika chattar

Shanika Chattar

Job title: Scholarship coordinator
Telephone: (804) 828-7612
Location: 827 W. Franklin St., Suite 123-E
Works for: Office of Student Services, Dean's Office
ayana clayton-brooks

Ayana Clayton-Brooks

Job title: Grants research administrator - post award
Works for: Sponsored Programs, Dean's Office
Philathea Cole

Philathea Cole

Job title: Project coordinator
Telephone: (804) 827-6241
Location: 827 W. Franklin St., Room 110B
Works for: Office of Student Services, Dean's Office
Patsy Connors

Patsy Connors

Job title: Graduate support and finance operations manager
Telephone: (804) 827-0864
Location: 827 W. Franklin St., Room 120
Works for: Finance, Dean's Office
tamisha crews

Tamisha Crews

Job title: Human resources coordinator
Telephone: (804) 828-4084
Location: 828 W. Franklin St., Room 116
Works for: Human Resources, Dean's Office
Mike Dunham

Mike Dunham

Job title: Technology services support
Telephone: (804) 828-6180
Location: 940 W. Grace St.
Works for: HASTech, Dean's Office
kenedy edmonds

Kenedy Edmonds

Job title: Recruitment coordinator
Telephone: (804) 828-6191
Location: 827 W. Franklin St.
Works for: Office of Student Services, Dean's Office

Edmonds is responsible for recruitment, outreach, strategic partnerships and serving as point of contact for prospective undergraduate students and families.

Alexis Finc

Alexis Finc

Job title: Director of communications
Telephone: (804) 827-1351
Location: 826 W. Franklin St., Room 303
Works for: Communications, Dean's Office
Rodney the Ram

Kenya Gage

Job title: General services center manager
Telephone: (804) 827-2797
Location: 826 W. Franklin St.
Works for: Finance, Dean's Office
Sarah Golding

Sarah Golding, Ph.D.

Job title: Special assistant to the dean
Works for: Dean's Office

Golding supports the Dean's Office on special projects related to equity, diversity and inclusion as it relates to retention, graduation and student success.

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Dot Gonzales

Job title: Administrative assistant
Telephone: (804) 827-1804
Location: 827 W. Franklin St., Room 119
Works for: Finance, Dean's Office
Danielle Hairston

Danielle Hairston

Job title: Director of human resources administration
Telephone: (804) 827-1991
Location: 828 W. Franklin St., Room 115
Works for: Human Resources, Dean's Office
tonya hall

Tonya Hall

Job title: Senior development specialist
Telephone: (804) 827-0862 (office), (319) 541-4405 (cell)
Location: 826 W. Franklin St., Room 204, Box 842019
Works for: Development, Dean's Office
felicia harris

Felicia M. Harris

Job title: Director of sponsored programs
Telephone: (804) 827-0861
Location: 828 W. Franklin St., Room 120
Works for: Sponsored Programs, Dean's Office
taj harris-paiva

Tazjia "Taj" Harris-Paiva

Job title: Major gifts officer
Location: 826 W. Franklin St., Room 206, Box 842019
Works for: Development, Dean's Office
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Kim Hasley

Job title: Generalist senior academic advisor, sciences
Works for: Office of Student Services, Dean's Office
katie hewitson

Katie Hewitson

Job title: Finance tech
Location: 826 W. Franklin St., Room 220
Works for: Finance, Dean's Office
sally hunnicutt

Sally Hunnicutt, Ph.D.

Job title: Associate dean for faculty and academic affairs (science and mathematics)
Works for: Dean's Office

Hunnicutt is responsible for supporting the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, Military Science and Leadership, Physics and Statistical Sciences and Operations Research.

chris hutchinson

Christopher Hutchison

Job title: I.T. analyst
Telephone: (804) 828-6180
Location: 940 W. Grace St.
Works for: HASTech, Dean's Office
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Catherine Ingrassia, Ph.D.

Job title: Dean
Telephone: (804) 827-0857
Location: 828 W. Franklin St.

Dean Ingrassia's assistant, Kelsey Cappiello, may be reached at cappiellokn@vcu.edu.

aja johnson

Aja R. Johnson

Job title: Graduate program coordinator
Telephone: (804) 827-1494
Location: 828 W. Franklin St., Room 202
Works for: Dean's Office
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Ashley Jones

Job title: Director of alumni engagement, College of Humanities and Sciences
Telephone: (804) 828-8191
Works for: Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Laniece Jones

Laniece Jones

Job title: Assistant director of sponsored programs
Works for: Sponsored Programs, Dean's Office
john lee

John Lee, Ph.D.

Job title: Assistant director of student services
Telephone: (804) 828-8092
Location: 827 W. Franklin St., Room 123C
Works for: Office of Student Services, Dean's Office
suzanna levey

Suzanna Levey

Job title: Grant research administrator
Works for: Sponsored Programs, Dean's Office
Megan Malstrom

Megan Malstrom

Job title: Senior grants research administrator
Works for: Sponsored Programs, Dean's Office
D'Arcy Mays

Darcy Mays, Ph.D.

Job title: Associate dean of academic affairs and analytics, interim dean for University College
Works for: Dean's Office
diana mcclendon

A. Diana McClendon

Job title: Grants research administrator - post award
Works for: Sponsored Programs, Dean's Office
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Krista McDonald

Job title: Grants research administrator
Works for: Sponsored Programs, Dean's Office
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Cassandra McGill

Job title: Enrollment coordinator
Works for: Office of Student Services, Dean's Office
Marcus Messner

Marcus Messner, Ph.D.

Job title: Associate dean for faculty and academic affairs (humanities and social sciences)
Telephone: (804) 827-0252
Works for: Dean's Office

Messner is responsible for supporting the Departments of African American Studies, English, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology, as well as the Robertson School and the School of World Studies.

Laura Middlebrooks

Laura Middlebrooks, Ph.D.

Job title: Faculty fellow mentor
Telephone: (804) 827-2938
Works for: School of World Studies
anita nadal

Anita Nadal

Job title: Faculty fellow for community engagement
Location: 312 N. Shafer St.
Works for: Dean's Office

Nadal previously worked for the Division of Community Engagement for 10 years, which supported many of the community-engaged programs she developed.

Timara Nichols

Timara Nichols

Job title: Human Resources Coordinator
Telephone: (804) 828-1674
Works for: Human Resources, Dean's Office
amanda o'connor

Amanda O'Connor

Job title: Human resources coordinator
Telephone: (804) 827-7015
Location: 828 W. Franklin St.
Works for: Human Resources, Dean's Office
ashley opfar

Ashley Opfar

Job title: Assistant director for human resources
Telephone: (804) 828-8535
Location: 828 W. Franklin St., Room 113
Works for: Human Resources, Dean's Office

Opfar assists the director of human resources to help meet the needs of faculty, staff and students.

daniel park

Daniel S. Park

Job title: Finance specialist
Telephone: (804) 852-7763
Works for: Development, Dean's Office

Park provides CHS financial activity information related to VCU Foundation accounts and VCU Banner finance indexes.

Juliana Rasnic

Juliana Rasnic

Job title: Director of advising, humanities and social sciences
Telephone: (804) 827-8217
Location: 827 W. Franklin St., Room 103
Works for: Office of Student Services, Dean's Office
Ramont Reed

Ramont Reed

Job title: Help desk manager
Telephone: (804) 828-6180
Location: 940 W. Grace St.
Works for: HASTech, Dean's Office
Angela Reynolds

Angela Reynolds, Ph.D.

Job title: Associate dean of research
Telephone: (804) 828-4623
Works for: Sponsored Programs, Dean's Office
mary riddick

Mary Riddick

Job title: Director of development
Telephone: (804) 828-4543 (primary), (757) 876-5075 (cell)
Location: 826 W. Franklin St., Box 842019
Works for: Development, Dean's Office

Riddick connects with humanities and sciences alums, emeriti faculty, community partners and friends to the college to engage them with future initiatives.

krista scott

Krista Scott, Ed.D.

Job title: Associate dean for enrollment and student success
Telephone: (804) 828-5990
Works for: Office of Student Services, Dean's Office

Scott is responsible for the development and implementation of strategy for undergraduate education and student success, including enrollment management, recruiting, advising, student outcomes and guidance on development of new degree programs.

John Seo

John Seo

Job title: I.T. business manager
Telephone: (804) 828-6180
Location: 940 W. Grace St.
Works for: HASTech, Dean's Office
patrick sivils

Patrick Sivils

Job title: Senior systems analyst
Telephone: (804) 827-3605
Location: 940 W. Grace St.
Works for: HASTech, Dean's Office
John Skaritza

John Skaritza

Job title: Director of technology and computer support
Telephone: (804) 827-4244
Location: 940 W. Grace St.
Works for: HASTech, Dean's Office
Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith

Job title: Social media specialist
Location: 826 W. Franklin St.
Works for: Communications, Dean's Office
Peggy Snead

Peggy Snead

Job title: Events specialist
Location: 826 W. Franklin St.
Works for: Communications, Dean's Office
justin sosnicki

Justin Sosnicki

Job title: Generalist academic advisor, humanities and social sciences
Location: 827 W. Franklin St., Suite 123-I
Works for: Office of Student Services, Dean's Office
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Sarah Stanley

Job title: Web administrator
Location: 826 W. Franklin St.
Works for: Communications, Dean's Office
India Urbach

India Urbach

Job title: Staff and leave personnel manager
Telephone: (804) 827-0966
Location: 827 W. Franklin St., Room 113
Works for: Human Resources, Dean's Office
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Michael Washington

Job title: Generalist senior academic advisor, humanities and social sciences
Works for: Office of Student Services, Dean's Office
Michelle Wilde

Michelle Wilde

Job title: Faculty personnel manager
Telephone: (804) 827-0854
Location: 827 W. Franklin St., Room 112
Works for: Human Resources, Dean's Office
melissa yancey

Melissa Yancey

Job title: Grants research administrator - post award
Location: 828 W. Franklin St.
Works for: Sponsored Programs, Dean's Office