James Madison University 

Terms and Appointments by Governor

Ms. Lara P. Major of Purcellville, VA is Rector of the Board of Visitors and is an Educational Consultant.  She is a 1992 graduate of James Madison University.  Term: 2020-2024; Governor Northam.

Ms. Vanessa M. Evans-Grevious of Charlottesville, VA is Vice President for the Ron Brown Scholar Program.  She is a 1993 and 1997 (M.ED) graduate of James Madison University.  Term:  2018-2022; Governor McAuliffe.

Mr. Christopher Falcon of Annandale is Deputy Clerk and Legal Counseling for Arlington County Circuit Court and is owner and founder of The Falcon Firm PLLC.  He is a 2003 graduate of James Madison Univeristy.  Term:  2020-2024; Governor Northam.

Mr. Frank Gadams of Norfolk, VA is owner of Marathon Development Group.  He is a 1993 graduate of James Madison University.  Term 2018-2022; Governor McAuliffe.

Mr. Jeffrey E. Grass of Arlington, VA is CEO of buySAFE, Inc.  He is a 1992 graduate of James Madison University.  Term:  2019-2023; Governor Northam.

Mr. Matthew Gray-Keeling of Richmond, VA is the Virginia State Director of The Humane Society of the United States.  He is a 2005 graduate of James Madison University.  Term:  2019-2023; Governor Northam.

Ms. Maribeth D. Herod of Herndon is Senior Vice President of Bank of America.  She is a 1982 graduate of James Madison University. Term:  2020-2024; Governor Northam.

Ms. Lucy Hutchinson of New York, NY is Chief of Staff to the President of Capital One. She is a 2006 graduate of James Madison University.  Term:  2018-2022; Governor McAuliffe.

Ms. Maria D. Jankowski of Richmond, VA is Deputy Director of the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission.  She is a graduate of University of South Carolina-Columbia and East Carolina University.  Term: 2019-2023; Governor Northam.

Mr. John C. Lynch of Virginia Beach, VA is a partner at Troutman Pepper LLP.  He is a 1991 graduate of James Madison University.  Term:  2020-2024; Governor Northam.

Ms. Maggie Ragon of Staunton, VA is Commissioner of the Revenue.  She is a 1982 graduate of James Madison University.  Term:  2018-2022; Governor McAuliffe.

Mr. John C. Rothenberger of Great Falls, VA is CEO of Strategic Enterprise Solutions, Inc.  He is a 1988 graduate of James Madison University.  Term: 2020-2024; Governor Northam.

Ms. Deborah Tompkins Johnson of Woodbridge, VA is Vice Rector and retired as Regional Policy Director, Dominion Resources.  She is a 1978 graduate of James Madison University. Term: 2019-2023; Governor Northam.

Ms. Kathy J. Warden of Great Falls, VA is Chairman, CEO and President of Northrop Grumman Corporation.  She is a 1992 graduate of James Madison University.  Term:  2018-2022; Governor McAuliffe.

Mr. Craig B. Welburn of Manassas is CEO of ECC Enterprises Holding Company LLC.  He is a 1996 graduate of James Madison University.  Term: 2019-2023; Governor Northam.

Ms. Donna L. Harper of Harrisonburg, Vice President for Access and Enrollment Management, serves as secretary to the board.  She is a graduate of JMU (1977) and educational specialist (1986).

Mr. Xaiver S. Williams
is the non-voting Student Representative to the Board.  He is a junior from Hampton, VA.  Term:  2021-2022.

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



Key Officials at JMU 2021-2022

Central Administration

Mr. Jonathan R. Alger, President

Dr. Heather J. Coltman, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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

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

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

Dr. Timothy M. Miller, Vice President for Student Affairs 

College Deans

Dr. Robert Aguirre, Dean, College of Arts and Letters

Dr. Samantha Prins, Interim Dean, College of Science and Mathematics

Dr. Mike Busing, Dean, College of Business

Dr. Ruben Graciani, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts

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

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

Dr. Mark L'Esperance, Dean, College of Education

Dr. Linda Cabe Halpern, Dean, University Studies

Dr. Brad Newcomer, Dean, Honors College

Dr. Bethany Nowviskie, Libraries and Educational Technologies

Dr. Linda Thomas, Dean, The Graduate School

Others

Mr. Jeffrey T. Bourne, Athletics Director

Dr. Val Larsen, Speaker, Faculty Senate/Faculty Rep. to Board of Visitors

 

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