Development staff directory

Alumni Relations

Elizabeth Bass (M.S.W.’03)

Elizabeth Bass (M.S.W.’03)

Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations

Phone: (804) 828-8192

Email: eebass@vcu.edu

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Elizabeth Bass has worked in higher education and the nonprofit sector for 20 years, with an emphasis on volunteer training and management, community outreach and collegiate civic engagement. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 1999 with a bachelor’s in sociology and from VCU in 2003 with a master’s in social work.

As associate vice president for alumni relations, Elizabeth leads a team of alumni and student engagement professionals who work with alumni, students and campus partners across the university. She oversees all areas of alumni programming, supports the VCU Alumni Council and serves on the senior leadership team for the vice president for development and alumni relations. 

Elizabeth served for seven years as executive director of the Virginia Mentoring Partnership, a statewide nonprofit organization that partners with schools, universities, corporations and nonprofit organizations to increase the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships and to promote effective youth mentoring across the commonwealth. She also held numerous roles, including executive director, at Madison House, the nonprofit student volunteer center at the University of Virginia from 2003-13, where she worked with students, alumni, and community and university partners and donors to fulfill its mission of leadership and service to the Charlottesville community. 

She is a member of the 2015 Class of Leadership Metro Richmond, former board chair of the Grace Covenant Child Development Center and AMP! Metro Richmond boards, and currently serves in a leadership role in the family and community engagement efforts at Good Shepherd Episcopal School. Elizabeth lives in Midlothian with her husband, Will Cleland, and her son, Henry.

 
Paige Hazelgrove (B.S.’13)

Paige Hazelgrove (B.S.’13)

Director of Operations

Email: givenspe@vcu.edu

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Veda Bellamy

Veda Bellamy

Administrative and Program Assistant

Phone: (804) 828-7023

Email: vmbellam@vcu.edu

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Veda Bellamy has served as a support staff member in the VCU Alumni office since 1975. She has served as manager of the alumni house on the Monroe Park Campus, helped with program events, set up board of governors' meetings, assisted with the membership fulfillment and renewal program, supervised student workers and their daily assignments and performed other special duties.   

 

Career and Personal Development

Latisha Taylor Smart

Latisha Taylor Smart

Senior Director, Alumni Career and Personal Development

Phone: (804) 828-3359

Email: smartlt@vcu.edu

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Latisha Taylor is the associate director of alumni outreach and engagement for alumni career programs. Taylor, a graduate of both Old Dominion University and George Mason University, previously worked in VCU’s central career services unit. She will provide alumni with meaningful opportunities to network, in-person and virtually, as she builds out a programming model that focuses on the industries in which our alumni work and not simply the academic areas in which they received a degree. Taylor will collaborate across the university in her efforts to engage alumni and strengthen their professional network.

 
Tiera Byrd (B.S.’12)

Tiera Byrd (B.S.’12)

Assistant Director, Alumni Career and Personal Development

Email: mcguiretj@vcu.edu

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Student and Alumni Programs

Sarah Ramkey

Sarah Ramkey

Director, Alumni and Student Engagement

Phone: (804) 827-0986

Email: smsmith4@vcu.edu

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Kendra M. Robinson

Kendra M. Robinson

Assistant Director of Regional Programs and Volunteer Engagement

Phone: (804) 827-0311

Email: robinsonkm10@vcu.edu

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Academic Engagement

Emily Campbell (M.A.’15)

Emily Campbell (M.A.’15)

Alumni Engagement Officer, School of the Arts

Email: campbelleg@vcu.edu

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Joy Gilchrist

Joy Gilchrist

Alumni Engagement Officer, College of Health Professions and School of Dentistry

Phone: (804) 828-7247

Email: gilchristjm2@vcu.edu

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Marianne Johnson

Marianne Johnson

Alumni Engagement Officer, School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy

Phone: (804) 628-2685

Email: johnsonm41@vcu.edu

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Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones

Director of Alumni Engagement, College of Humanities and Sciences

Phone: (804) 828-8191

Email: jonesa61@vcu.edu

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Abbey Stanzione

Abbey Stanzione

Alumni Engagement Officer, School of Business and College of Engineering

Email: stanzionea@vcu.edu

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Rachel Zeeve

Rachel Zeeve

Alumni Engagement Officer, School of Education, School of Social Work and Wilder School

Email: zeeverb@vcu.edu

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