Pillar I Progress
Leadership Minor enrollment
Enrolled second cohort of Meriwether Lewis Fellows
Increased student enrollment in advising seminars by 25%
Introduced new initiatives to connect alumni to UVA’s intellectual resources
Complete construction of the Dathel and John Georges Student Center
Begin piloting the new general education curriculum in the College of Arts & Sciences
Focus alumni programming on showcasing the talent of UVA faculty
National Scholarships and Fellowships
1 Davis Project for Peace Grant
8 Fulbright student awards
61 Fulbright applicants
1 Luce Scholarship finalist
4 Marshall Scholarship finalists
1 Michel David-Weill Scholarship finalist
1 Mitchell Scholarship
1 Rhodes Scholar
2 Schwarzman Scholars
1 Truman Scholar
4 UK Fellows
1 Yenching Academy alternate
National Scholarhips and Fellowships
155% increase in student interactions with office of scholarships and fellowships
33% increase in student applicants to national scholarships and fellowships
45% increase in Fulbright applicants
Meriwether Lewis Institute for Citizen Leadership
50 students across 2 cohorts
Presidential Fellows collaborative research program
Enhanced the Presidential Fellows collaborative research program for graduate students through the integration of additional programming focused on interdisciplinary collaboration, and the communication of science and scholarship to multiple audiences.
Group Identity and Cross-Cultral Engagement
Dathel and John Georges Student Center
Received philanthropic gift for the new Dathel and John Georges Student Center, where students can interact with different academic, career, and personal advising service providers in a single location.
Grew student engagement with the UVA Career Center, and opened new Career Center advising space in Newcomb Hall.
250+new students engaged in community office hours
2000 students attending industry-focused programs in the fall
100+ alumni engaged in Career Center programs
41% increase in sign-ups for community-related industries
Launched New Courses
Launched Liberal Arts and the World of Work semester-long courses.
150 Students Enrolled
20+ alumni engaged as mentors
First-Year Advising Seminars
ULink Peer Advising Program
Grew ULink Peer Advising Prgram, a student-run program that pairs first-years with upperclassman advisors.
New Alumni Offerings
Introduced two new prototypes for bringing UVA’s intellectual resources to alumni for lifelong learning, including a creation of a web-based portal of online content, and a “mini- Chautauqua” day of learning with UVA faculty in Palm Beach, Florida.
24,146 alumni participated in events sponsored by the Alumni Association, Advancement, Schools and Units.
Faculty and Alumni Connections and Engagement
82 faculty members spoke 125 times in 19 states and 12 international locations
Alumni Mentoring Program
Participation in the Alumni Mentoring Program surpassed 500 student-alumni connections.
244 new student-alumni matches this year
Launched One-Day UVA, a day-long classroom learning experience led by UVA faculty and held at historic and relevant sites throughout Virginia.
- Morven Farm
- Blackfriars Theatre
- Martha Washington's World
- Poplar Forest
Cavaliers Collect, a special exhibition to celebrate The Fralin Museum’s 80th anniversary featured in 2015.
75 works on loan from 55 distinguished art collections of UVA alumni and friends, and a series of events and panels