Universitywide development and communications staff
School of Dentistry
Associate Dean for Development
Phone: (804) 828-8101
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Marie Norton (M.F.A.’10/H&S)
Executive Administrative Assistant
Phone: (804) 828-5615
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Norton re-joins the School of Dentistry’s as administrative assistant in the development department. Previously Norton worked at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and Capital One. She is a graduate of VCU’s masters of fine arts in fiction writing. In 2012, she won the Virginia Commission for the Arts fellowship in fiction.
Barbara Payton (B.S.’83/MC)
Director of Development for Major Gifts
Phone: (804) 827-1537
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Payton graduated from the Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU in 1983 and has been an employee since 1990. She was an assistant director in the VCU Alumni activities office from 1990-1995. From 2000 until 2012, she served as executive director of the MCV Alumni Association before being recruited to become the development director for leadership annual giving for the School of Dentistry. She serves as the director of development for major gifts for the School of Dentistry.
Director of Leadership Annual Giving and Stewardship
Phone: (804) 828-2931
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Cristina Cruz serves as the assistant director of development communications and special events at the VCU School of Dentistry. She manages the school's donor relations efforts, including alumni engagement and stewardship events, and coordinates alumni and donor communications. She has worked in development at the School of Dentistry since 2010 and has a background in public relations and event management. Cruz is a 2006 graduate of James Madison University with a B.A. in public relations and Spanish.