Academic Health Sciences

Academic Health Sciences

Our team is responsible for providing administrative leadership and guidance to the health sciences campus in the areas of community engagement, academic and disability support services, and health career pipeline initiatives.

Associate Vice President for Academic Health Sciences

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Kevin Harris, PhD, MSA

Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Engagement

Dr. Kevin Harris is the Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Engagement in the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences. He has operational responsibility for providing leadership towards advancing the health sciences academic mission. Specific focus areas include diversity policy and programs, student access and inclusion, disability and academic support services, community engagement, and enhancing campus climate.

Phone: (804) 827-2087
Fax: (804) 828-8001


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Shirley B. Farrar

Assistant Director, Finance
Executive Administrative Assistant

Shirley Farrar is the Fiscal Administrator for units in the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences.  She is responsible for coordinating the Agency Risk Management and Internal Controls Standards (ARMICS) reporting, and serves as the Fixed Assets Custodian, and Timekeeper. She is the primary contact for scheduling meetings with Dr. Harris.

Phone: (804) 828-9775
Fax: (804) 828-8001

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Genesha J. Gibson

Administrative and Fiscal Manager

Genesha Gibson is the Fiscal Administrator & Personnel Administrator for the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences.  She provides fiscal oversight and guidance, and supports the fiscal and personnel work of Division for Health Sciences Diversity.

Phone: (804) 828-9781
Fax: (804) 828-8003

Alena C. Hampton, Ph.D., LCP

Director, Student Experience

Dr. Hampton’s team organizes and implements student success strategies and coordinates these efforts with faculty, staff, and other departments.  They provide assistance to students, faculty and staff who seek guidance around a range of student related academic, health, behavioral and personal issues.  Their goal is to resolve student complaints and issues to satisfactory conclusion as well as implement VCU-wide student affairs initiatives. Dr. Hampton provides consultations to students as needed, and is also responsible for the coordination and collaboration of student organization activities.

Phone: (804) 628-2660
Fax: (804) 828-4609

Logan Vetrovec
Logan Vetrovec, M.Ed

Director, Community Integration Administrator

Logan Vetrovec is the Community Integration Administrator. She is responsible for developing and administering holistic approaches to community engagement within the health sciences arena through building coalitions among campus-community stakeholders. She is also responsible for directing efforts on the Health Sciences campus to support community engagement programs that enhance the student experience, within academic and student affairs programs, and among community partners.

Phone: (804) 827-2074
Fax: (804) 828-1085

Lisa Webb
Lisa Webb, Ed.D., CRC

Assistant VP for Strategic Engagement, Health Sciences Education

Dr. Lisa Webb is responsible for leading the strategic planning, implementation and assessment of programs and initiatives that advance the university’s mission and vision as they relate to academic health sciences education, healthcare workforce development, and the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff and students.  She provides administrative oversight for the Division for Academic Success, the Division for Health Sciences Diversity, and the Pathways to Healthcareer Workforce initiative.

Phone: (804) 827-0971
Fax: (804) 828-4609