Plenary Sessions

Pat Hogan - EVP & COO

Patrick D. Hogan was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the University in October 2012.  He is responsible for setting financial policy and for overseeing the financial affairs of the University including its schools and the Medical Center. In addition, these key operational and administrative areas report to him: strategic initiatives, finance, treasury, human resources, management and budget, organizational excellence, corporate compliance, safety and emergency preparedness, information technology services, Clery compliance, and police.

Hogan previously served for 37 years with Ernst & Young, most recently as Deputy Global Managing Partner, based in London.  In this capacity, Mr. Hogan was a member of the Ernst & Young senior global leadership team and oversaw the global Quality and Risk Management.  He received a B.S. in Business Administration with an accounting concentration from Old Dominion University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Beta Alpha Psi.


Dr. Karen Rheuban - Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine, Pediatrics

Dr. Karen Schulder Rheuban serves as Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education and External Affairs and Director of the Center for Telehealth at the University of Virginia.  As a pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Rheuban provides care to patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. Dr. Rheuban is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Telemedicine Association.  She is listed in the "Best Doctors in America" database, and was profiled in the National Library of Medicine's exhibit "Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians."


Allan Stam - Dean, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Allan C. Stam is Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Professor of Public Policy.  Before joining the Batten School he was the Director of the International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. 

Dean Stam's views on leadership and teamwork shape his presence at Batten:  “Leadership and team-building skills have an extraordinary multiplier effect on policy and organizational outcomes. They often are the crucial difference separating success from failure, accounting for when the best policies and practices emerge. My own work, first in the U.S. military and then as an academic, demonstrates that civil society leaders and security policymakers alike must work as a team to achieve their community’s goals and that leaders and the strategies they adopt are the most powerful drivers shaping the world around us."


Michael Straightiff - Executive Director, UVA Licensing & Ventures Group

Michael Straightiff joined the University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group as director in September 2011 and was named Executive Director in 2014.

The Licensing & Ventures Group works with UVA researchers to protect their intellectual property, license University technology to independent companies and launch new businesses. They offer progressive licensing strategies, an entrepreneur-in-residence program and local office space, and recently started the UVA Seed Fund, which provides early-stage investment to selected start-ups.  He plays an integral role in nurturing innovation at UVA, which leads to the enhancement of the student and faculty experience, improvement of human health, and ultimately benefits the human experience. 


Kelley Stuck

Kelley Stuck - Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

As UVA’s top human resources executive, Kelley Stuck is responsible for creating innovative ways to engage all employees and establishing the culture, systems and training that will develop leaders and empower employees to solve problems.

She is creating integrated talent acquisition plans in partnership with leaders in the Academic Division, Medical Center and University Physicians Group and is ensuring that human resources technologies are aligned and consistent across the entire UVA enterprise.

One of Kelley's priorities is to champion the University’s new Ufirst initiative, which seeks to create a customer-centric human resources function and to make the employee experience exceptional.

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