Garvin Maffett was named vice president for institutional advancement. He was vice president for advancement and an associate professor of education at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. Earlier, he was vice president for institutional advancement and college relations at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. Dr. Maffett is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. He earned an MBA at the University of New Haven in Connecticut and a doctorate in educational administration from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City.
Anthony Thompson is the new associate vice president for institutional advancement. He was vice president for institutional advancement and senior vice president for institutional effectiveness and program development at Virginia Union University in Richmond. Earlier, he was vice president for institutional advancement at Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in counselor education from the University of Central Florida. He holds a doctorate in higher education from Florida State University.
Ronald O. White was named director of government relations at Virginia State. For the past six years, he has been district director and military liaison for U.S. Representative J. Randy Forbes of Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District. White was in the U.S. Army for 21 years, including service as the military aide to the U.S. ambassador to Haiti. He retired as a lieutenant colonel. White is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. He holds an MBA from Bowie State University in Maryland and a master’s degree in leadership from Capella University.