Committees (2021-2022)

Executive committee

  • H. Benson Dendy III, Rector
  • Carolina Espinal, Vice Rector and Chair of Governance and Compensation Committee
  • Todd P. Haymore, Secretary and Chair of Finance, Budget and Investment Committee
  • Dr. Gopinath Jadhav, Co-Chair of Academic and Health Affairs Committee
  • Coleen Santa Ana, Co-Chair of Academic and Health Affairs Committee
  • Shantaram Talegaonkar, Chair of Audit, Integrity and Compliance Committee
  • Stuart C. Siegel, Chair of Finance, Budget and Investment Committee
  • Rev. Tyrone Nelson, Chair of the University Resources Committee
  • Carmen Lomellin, member-at-large
  • Keith Parker, member-at-large

Senior leadership: Chelsea Gray, Assistant Secretary and Board Liaison

Standing committees

Academic and Health Affairs Committee

  • Coleen Santa Ana, Co-Chair
  • Gopinath Jadhav, Co-Chair
  • Tonya Parris-Wilkins, Vice Chair
  • Andrew Florance
  • Edward L. McCoy
  • Tyrone E. Nelson
  • Stuart C. Siegel
  • Shantaram Talegaonkar

Senior leadership

  • Fotis Sotiropoulos, Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Art Kellermann, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO of VCU Health System
  • Charles Klink, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Tomikia P. LeGrande, Ed.D., Vice President for Strategy, Enrollment Management and Student Success
  • Aashir Nasim, Ph.D., Vice President for Institutional Equity, Effectivess and Success

Staff support

  • Jamie Stillman, Director of Strategic Communications, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Academic and Health Affairs Committee Charter

Audit, Integrity and Compliance Committee

  • Shantaram Talegaonkar, Chair
  • Peter Farrell, Vice Chair
  • Andrew Florance
  • Keith Parker
  • Tonya Parris-Wilkins
  • Coleen Santa Ana
  • Alexis Swann

Senior leadership

  • Karen Helderman, Executive Director of Audit and Compliance Services

Staff support

  • Kimberly E. Drew, Administrative Assistant, Audit and Compliance Services

Audit, Integrity and Compliance Committee Charter

 

Finance, Budget and Investment Committee

  • Stuart C. Siegel, Chair
  • Todd P. Haymore, Vice Chair
  • Pamela K. El
  • Peter Farrell
  • Edward L. McCoy
  • Alexis N. Swann

Senior leadership

  • Karol Kain Gray, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Meredith Weiss, Ph.D., Vice President of Administration

Staff support

  • Donna Thornburg, Executive Coordinator, Finance and Administration

Finance, Budget and Investment Committee Charter

Governance and Compensation Committee

  • Carolina Espinal, Chair
  • Carmen Lomellin, Vice Chair
  • Pam El
  • Peter F. Farrell
  • Todd P. Haymore
  • Keith Parker
  • Alexis N. Swann

Senior leadership

  • Chelsea Gray, Assistant Secretary and Board Liaison

Governance and Compensation Committee Charter

Intercollegiate Athletics Committee

  • Todd P. Haymore, Chair
  • Pamela K. El, Vice Chair
  • Gopinath Jadhav
  • Carmen Lomellin
  • Ed McCoy
  • Tyrone Nelson
  • Stuart C. Siegel

Senior leadership

  • Edward McLaughlin, Vice President and Director of Athletics

Staff support

  • Chelsea Gray, Assistant Secretary and Board Liaison

Intercollegiate Athletics Committee Charter

University Resources Committee

  • Tyrone E. Nelson, Chair
  • Carolina Espinal, Vice Chair
  • Carmen Lomellin
  • Gopinath Jadhav
  • Keith Parker
  • Coleen Santa Ana
  • Tonya Parris-Wilkins
  • Shantaram Talegaonkar

Senior leadership

  • Jay Davenport, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
  • Grant Heston, Vice President for University Relations
  • Matthew Conrad, J.D., Vice President for Government and External Relations for VCU and VCU Health System
  • Karah L. Gunther, Vice President of External Affairs and Health Policy

Staff support

  • Shannon Gravitt, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Nominating Committee

  • H. Benson Dendy, III, Chair
  • Carolina Espinal, Vice Chair
  • Tonya Parris-Wilkins
  • Coleen Santa Ana
  • Alexis N. Swann

Senior leadership

  • Chelsea Gray, Assistant Secretary and Board Liaison

Strategic Task Force

  • Keith Parker, Chair
  • Gopinath R. Jadhav, Vice Chair
  • H. Benson Dendy III
  • Pamela K. El
  • Carolina Espinal
  • Todd P. Haymore
  • Carmen Lomellin
  • Edward L. McCoy

Senior leadership

  • Matthew A. Conrad, J.D., Vice President for Government and External Relations for VCU and VCU Health System
  • Karol K. Gray, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Fotis Sotiropoulos, Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Grant Heston, Vice President for University Relations
  • Tomikia P. LeGrande, Ed.D., Vice President for Strategy, Enrollment Management and Student Success
  • Aashir Nasim, Ph.D., Vice President for Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success
  • Pamela D. Lepley, Senior Advisor to the President
  • Meredith Weiss, Vice President for Administration

Staff support

  • Donna Thornburg, Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Chelsea Gray, Assistant Secretary and Board Liaison