Faculty, coaches and senior administrators, including President Teresa Sullivan, feature as keynote speakers at many of the events coordinated through the UVA Clubs, Lifetime Learning and Cavalier Travels programs.
President Teresa Sullivan has traveled to speak to numerous UVA Club events since 2010 with more on the way this year. She has made appearances at UVA Clubs in Houston, Richmond, New York, China, London, Germany and Washington, DC among others. Sullivan also was a featured speaker at More Than The Score.
Teresa Sullivan is the University of Virginia’s eighth president. She is the author or co-author of six books and more than 50 scholarly articles. Her most recent research has focused on measuring productivity in higher education.
Professor Larry Sabato, Director of the Center for Politics, and his Crystal Ball are in demand for UVA Clubs and Lifetime Learning. Sabato has spoken at Reunions, More Than The Score and at UVA Club events around the country, including Richmond, Orlando, Chicago and Washington, DC.
“Politics is a good thing!” says Sabato. The author of over 20 books and countless essays on politics, Sabato has also served on many national and state commissions, and is the recipient of more than two-dozen major scholarships, grants and academic awards. He teaches courses in American politics.
Jody Kielbasa, veteran film festival director, filmmaker and actor, now Vice Provost for the Arts and Director of the Virginia Film Festival, has traveled all over the country talking with UVA Clubs on topics like “Virginia on the Silver Screen” and spending time with UVA Entertainment L.A., a Professional Industry Network.
Jeffrey Legro, Vice Provost for Global Affairs, has been active across the U.S. with UVA Clubs and overseas, connecting with ‘Hoos abroad in China, Singapore, Taiwan, India and London.
Jeff recently spoke about the book he co-edited, ‘Shaper Nations’ (Harvard University Press 2016) which illuminates how the national strategies of eight emerging countries will remake global politics in the twenty-first century.
Athletics Director Craig Littlepage travels all over the country in support of Virginia Athletics keeping ‘Hoos in the know about Cavalier sports programs. Littlepage has appeared at more than 20 UVA Club events since 2008 and keeps going strong.
Committed to preserving and building on UVA’s longstanding tradition of academic and athletic excellence, Littlepage is in his sixth year as Virginia’s Athletics Director. The first African-American athletics director in Atlantic Coast Conference history, Littlepage was named the Black Coaches Association’s “Athletics Administrator of the Year” in 2003 and 2006. He was also listed on Sports Illustrated’s list of the 101 most influential minorities in sports in 2003 and 2004.