Alumni Association

At UVA Wise we greatly value our relationships with alumni.  Being a Highland Cavalier doesn’t end at graduation. You are always a part of the UVA Wise family.  Our graduates are automatically members of the Alumni Association, and there are no dues to participate.

The mission of the Alumni Association is to aid, strengthen and expand the work and development of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise through the involvement of alumni.

Alumni Association Board

2022-2023 Officers

  • President Fran Hunt ’80
  • President-Elect Luke Layne ‘07
  • Vice President William Stokes ‘74
  • Past President Jimmy J. Adkins ’04
  • Treasurer Jon “Cub” Mullins ’07          
  • Parliamentarian Elizabeth “Opie” Booth Craft ‘95
  • Secretary Hunter Hess ’19 

Term Ends June 30, 2023

  • Phillip L. Blevins ’13
  • John Avery Fansler ’20
  • Charles Hartgrove ’97
  • Stephen Orange ’08

Term Ends June 30, 2024

  • Jessica Johnson ’06
  • John Jerrell ’97
  • James R. Lawson ’94
  • Tyler McFarland ’18
  • Jack Phelps ’75

Term Ends June 30, 2025

  • Taylor Burgess ’95
  • Christopher Davis ’99            
  • Brian Falin ’99
  • Kellen Larkin ’19
  • Emily Baxter Paul ’13
  • Robert Sage ’79
  • Jared Stallard ’07

Class of 2022 Representative (1-year term)

  • Goldie Owens ‘22

At-Large Members

  • Jessica Barnett ‘04
  • Kristin Gobbi ’19
  • Dakota Hill ‘15
  • Karina Rufino ‘20

University Representatives (Ex-Officio, Voting)

  • Donna P. Henry, Chancellor
  • Valerie Lawson, Vice Chancellor for Advancement & Alumni Engagement
  • Marvin W. Gilliam, Jr., Board of Visitors Representative
  • Corey Sanchez Director of Alumni Engagement 

Honorary Members (Ex-Officio)

  • Billy Richmond Allen
  • R. Winston Ely ‘61
  • Tamara S. Ely ‘90

Office of Advancement & Alumni Engagement Liaisons (Non-Members/Non-Voting)

  • Kathy Fleming, Administrative Assistant for Office of Alumni Engagement

Student Advisor & Liaison (Non-Member/Non-Voting)

  • Vacant