Student Initiatives

Strategic Initiatives and Engagement

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 Senior 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 Jay Bonfili, Dr. Kevin Harris and Trecinda Cull.

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

Logan Vetrovec
Logan Vetrovec, M.Ed

Director, Campus and Community Partnerships

Logan is responsible for project management and strategic alignment of the VCU health equity initiative, leading efforts to support health sciences community engagement, and building coalitions with campus and community partners.

Phone: (804) 928-4995

Lisa Webb
Lisa Webb, Ed.D., CRC

Assistant Vice President, Strategic Engagement and Health Sciences Education

Lisa is responsible for leading the strategic planning, implementation and assessment of programs and initiatives that advance the university‚Äôs 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. 

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