COLLEGE is an interesting environment to analyze. During this tumultuous transition from adolescence to adulthood, elders take a big step back and students run a great deal of life in and around the University on their own. While students sometimes play only a small role in decision-making at the University, we are given the responsibility of deciding what behavior is and is not acceptable in the University community.
LIKE MOST college towns, Charlottesville exists largely because of students. Students support the city economically, and we're the reason most Charlottesville businesses thrive. The city, however, does not allow students to support and benefit from the city's real estate business.
AS THE vice president for development, it is my job to ensure that the University works with its alumni and friends to secure private support that will sustain the University and its students, faculty and programs into the future.