Tamira Roberson has been a leader among servant-leaders and example to her peers since the moment she stepped on Grounds as an undergraduate student. As she transitions from her role as the President of the UVA Club of Washington, DC, we want to take a moment to reflect upon her volunteer roles and leadership.
While at UVA, Tamira worked as a student manager at Newcomb Hall, participated in the Public Service Advisory Board, Madison House Volunteer Programs, Orientation Leader Program, Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity, 4th Year Trustees, and was inducted into the IMP society. Tamira graduated in May of 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs. Tamira was awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and the Newcomb Hall Director’s Award for Excellence upon her graduation. Following graduation, Tamira moved to Northern Virginia where she began her tenure at the D.C. Superior Court.
In 2015, Tamira received her juris doctor degree from George Mason School of Law. After graduating, Tamira became a member of the Bar of the State of Maryland and received a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Maryland State Bar Association. Tamira has a passion for the conflict resolution field and continues to work to strengthen her legal and mediation practice.
In service to the University and community, Tamira has served on a number of committees and boards, including the African American Advisory Group (4AG), the Bicentennial Commission, Young Alumni Council’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and the UVA Club of Washington, DC. Most notably is her continued dedication to building alumni engagement through the UVA Clubs program, for which she was awarded the Young Alumni Council’s Alumni Service Award.
Tamira has held several positions with the UVA Club of Washington, DC, including the roles of Young Alumni Co-Chair, Vice President, and most recently as President. During her tenure, Tamira created the UVA Club of Washington, DC Scholarship Fund, which has awarded scholarships to ten students to date, totaling approximately $15,000.00 in funds. She sets the standard for what it means to be a servant-leader, and her fellow volunteers can always count on her for support, encouragement, and inspiration when needed. Tamira has remained committed to the University, not only through her volunteerism but her overall engagement in the University’s success.
The UVA Clubs team extends our deepest appreciation for all Tamira has done for the University community on Grounds, in Washington, DC and around the world.