Jennings named Associate Dean for Development
Arts & Sciences alumnus Thomas W. Jennings became Associate Dean for Development this spring.
Arts & Sciences alumnus Thomas W. Jennings became Associate Dean for Development in June. In his new role he oversees major gift fund-raising, the Arts & Sciences Annual Fund, corporate and foundation relations and donor stewardship for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Before joining Arts & Sciences, Jennings was director of university development at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, where he had worked for 10 years. He led W&Ls development efforts through the planning, leadership gift and early public phases of its current $225 million capital campaign.
A Delaware native, Jennings earned a bachelors degree in psychology and a masters in counseling from James Madison University in Harrisonburg during the 1980s. He received his doctorate in higher education administration from the U.Va. Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in 1993. As a doctoral intern, he worked with University President John T. Casteen III and Leonard Sandridge, U.Va.s executive vice president and chief operating officer.