Alumni and donors

Advancement Council

The School of Education Advancement Council, made up of alumni and friends, is a critical part of the school’s fundraising and outreach efforts. In addition to their philanthropic support, council members are engaged in:

  • Advocacy: promoting the school within the community and beyond.
  • Fundraising: identifying and securing new philanthropic resources.
  • Stewardship: providing visibility for the school through programs and events; and advising the dean, as requested, on issues of concern to the school and/or university.

A message of welcome from the chair:

Brian C. White, chair, Advancement Council

Brian C. White, chair, Advancement Council

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education’s Advancement Council page. The Advancement Council is comprised of educational and business leaders committed to furthering the School of Education’s missions of teaching students and enriching the surrounding community, specifically related to preparing teachers for the challenges of learning in urban and other high-needs classroom environments.

We hope you’ll enjoy learning more about the School of Education and the Advancement Council!


Brian C. White Signature

Brian C. White
Chair, Advancement Council

Advancement Council


  • Brian C. White, chair
  • Dale C. Kalkofen (M.A.E. ’76), vice chair
  • William H. Carter (B.S. ’79)
  • Michael B. Gill (M.S. ’02, Post-master's Cert. ’06, Ed.D. ’11)
  • Hattie W. Hamlin (B.S., Ph.D. ’11)
  • W. Chris Martin (B.Sc. ’88)
  • Linda R. Melton
  • Anna Lou Schaberg (M.Ed. ’70)
  • Sandra A. Taylor (M.B.A.)
  • James (Jim) E. Ukrop (L.H.D.)
  • Vicki Godsey White (B.S. ’75, M.Ed. ’82)
  • Mary Ann H. Wright (M.Ed. ’84, Ph.D. ’97)

Emeriti members

  • Andrew P. Daire, dean
  • Edward G. Kardos, senior director of development
  • Meredith P. Melo, development specialist
  • S. Corey Humphrey, leadership annual giving officer