Virginia State University names three officials
Virginia State University in Petersburg has filled two positions in institutional advancement and has named a director of government relations.
Garvin Maffett was named vice president for institutional advancement, and Anthony Thompson was appointed associate vice president for institutional advancement.
Maffett was vice president for advancement and associate professor of education at Cumberland University in Tennessee.
Thompson comes to VSU from Virginia Union University in Richmond, where he served as vice president for institutional advancement and senior vice president for institutional effectiveness and program development.
The university has also appointed Ronald White director of government relations.
He served for the past six years as district director and military liaison for U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes of Virginia’s 4th District.