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James Madison University

Board of Visitors 2014-2015

Mr. Michael M. Thomas (Rector), Reston, VA

Mr. Michael B. Battle, Clarksville, MD

The Honorable William T. Bolling, Mechanicsville, VA

Mr. Warren K. Coleman, Richmond, VA

Mr. Pablo Cuevas, Broadway, VA

Mr. Barry E. DuVal, Williamsburg, VA

Ms. Vanessa M. Evans-Grevious, Charlottesville, VA

Mr. Joseph K. Funkhouser, II, Harrisonburg, VA

Mrs. Leslie F. Gilliam, Keswick, VA

Ms. Lucy Hutchinson, Falls Church, VA

Mr. Donald J. Rainey, Great Falls, VA

Mr. David A. Rexrode, Stafford, VA

Mr. Edward Rice, Vienna, VA

Mr. Fred D. Thompson, Jr, Ashburn, VA

Mr. David M. Scala  (student member), Purcellville, VA

Mrs. Donna L. Harper (Secretary), JMU/Harrisonburg, VA

Key Officials at JMU 2014-2015

Central Administration

Mr. Jonathan R. Alger, President

Dr. Jerry Benson, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mrs. Donna L. Harper, Vice President for Access and Enrollment Management

Mr. Charles W. King Jr., Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance

Mr. Nicholas L. Langridge, Vice President for University Advancement

Dr. Mark Warner, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and University Planning

College Deans

Dr. David K. Jeffrey, Dean, College of Arts and Letters

Dr. Mary Gowan, Dean, College of Business

Dr. Phillip M. Wishon, Dean, College of Education

Dr. Sharon Lovell, Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies

Dr. Robert Kolvoord, Dean, College of Integrated Science and Engineering

Mr. Ralph Alberico, Dean of Libraries and Educational Technologies

Dr. David F. Brakke, Dean, College of Science and Mathematics

Dr. Linda Cabe Halpern, Dean, University Studies

Dr. George E. Sparks, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Dr. Melissa Aleman, Interim Dean, The Graduate School


Mr. Jeffrey T. Bourne, Athletics Director

Dr. David K. McGraw, Speaker, Faculty Senate/Faculty Rep. to Board of Visitors

2014-2015 James Madison University Board of Visitors

Mr. Michael M. Thomas of Reston, VA is rector of the board and is Senior Vice-President of Booz Allen Hamilton.  He is a 1976 and 1977 (MBA) graduate of James Madison University.  Term:  2012-2016.

Mr. Michael M. Battle of Clarksville, MD is President of Battle Resource Management, Inc.  He  is a 1981 and 1983 (MBA) graduate of James Madison University.  Term:  2012-2016.

The Honorable William T. Bolling of Mechanicsville, VA is Senior Vice President and Managing Director for RCM&D and is former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.  Term:  2014-2018.

Mr. Warren K. Coleman of Richmond, VA is CFO of Harper Associates LLC.  He is a 1979 and 1981 (MBA) graduate of James Madison University.   Term:  2014-2018.

Mr. Pablo Cueves
 of Broadway, VA serves on the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors.  Term 2011-2015.

Mr. Barry E. DuVal of Williamsburg, VA is President and CEO for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.  He is a 1981 graduate of James Madison University.  Term 2011-2015.

Ms. Vanessa M. Evans-Grevious of Charlottesville, VA is Associate Director for the Ron Brown Scholar Program. She is a 1993 and 1997 graduate of James Madison University.   Term:  2014-2018

Mr. Joseph K. Funkhouser II of Harrisonburg is president of Funkhouser Real Estate Group.  Term:  2008-2012 and 2012-2016.

Mrs. Leslie F. Gilliam of Keswick, VA is the Vice President for Cumberland Development.  She is a 1982 graduate of James Madison University.  Term: 2011-2015.

Ms. Lucy Hutchinson of Falls Church, VA is Senior Manager for Executive and Commercial Recruiting of Capital One. She is a 2006 graduate of James Madison University.  Term:  2014-2018.

Mr. Donald J. Rainey of Great Falls, VA is a 1982 graduate of James Madison University and is a general partner of Grotech Ventures.  Term 2011-2015.

Mr. David A. Rexrode of Stafford, VA is a 2001 graduate of JMU and is a consultant. Term:  2012-2016.

Mr. Edward Rice of Vienna, VA is a consultant.  Term:  2014-2018.

Mr. Fred Thompson of Ashburn, VA is Chief Administrative Officer of Thompson Hospitality in Herndon, VA.  Term:  2011-2015.

Mr. David Scala  is the non-voting student member of the board.  He is a senior from Purcellville, VA, VA Term:  2014-2015.

Mrs. Donna L. Harper of Harrisonburg, Vice President for Access and Enrollment Management, serves as secretary to the board.  She has a bachelor's degree (1977) and educational specialist degree (1986) from JMU.

Dr. David McGraw is the speaker of the JMU Faculty Senate and serves as the non-voting faculty representative to the board.