The Virginia Lottery posted record sales of $3.75 billion and a record of almost $779.6 million in profits for fiscal year 2022, the lottery’s board announced Tuesday. Sales increased roughly 15% from last year, and the lottery’s profits increased about 1.9% over the prior fiscal year’s record. The lottery’s fiscal year ends on June 30.
Shannon Robinson also associate research VP
Old Dominion University has named Shannon Robinson as associate vice president of research and executive director of the ODU Research Foundation. Robinson comes to ODU from Clarkson University, her alma mater, where she has worked since 2017. She was associate vice provost for research and technology transfer at the private research university in Potsdam, New
$6M investment will consolidate operations
EAB, a direct marketing and recruitment firm for higher education institutions, expects to add at least 200 jobs with a $6 million expansion in Henrico County, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Tuesday. The firm, formerly Royall & Co., will relocate from two locations on East Parham Road and consolidate its Henrico operations into a 70,000-square-foot space
Anonymous donation honors man who was enslaved
An anonymous couple has given Carilion Clinic a $1 million gift to support its employee career advancement program, the Roanoke health system announced Thursday. The Your Efforts, Supported program (YES) will launch later this year, with a goal to assist entry-level health care employees to earn certifications and further their education to meet career goals.
CodeVA to start network of computer science schools
Google will invest $300 million in Virginia in a plan that includes data centers, the technology giant announced Tuesday during a press conference at its Reston office. That’s in addition to a $250,000 grant to Richmond-based nonprofit CodeVA to develop a network of computer science lab schools to expand professional development for teachers, resources for
Reston higher ed software company adds financial platform
Reston-based higher education software company Ellucian Inc. has completed its acquisition of Chandler, Arizona-based financial aid software provider CampusLogic Inc, Ellucian announced Tuesday. The deal was first announced in January. Financial details were not disclosed. Campus Logic is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that provides financial aid tools and platforms for colleges and universities. It supports
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams is a 1983 Hampton graduate
A Hampton University graduate and retired Army lieutenant general will be the next president of Hampton University. Darrell K. Williams will succeed William R. Harvey as Hampton’s next president. Harvey announced his retirement in December 2020. His last day will be June 30. “Running a university is complex, as was made evident by the global
Davenport is chair of Davenport Energy Inc.
Davenport Energy Inc. Chairman Ben Davenport is the next chairman of The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, the Richmond-based foundation announced Tuesday. In 2016, Davenport and his wife, Betty, invested $1 million through VFCCE to create a pilot program with four community colleges that provided early childhood programs to 150 early childhood professionals. Those
Jennifer S. Wayne to chair council for American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Jennifer S. Wayne has been elected Academic Council chair of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Virginia Tech announced Friday. Based in Washington, D.C., AIMBE is a nonprofit composed of leaders in the medical and biological engineering fields and advocates for the value of those fields. Wayne is the department head of
Grant is for financial industry workforce development program
Bank of America granted Virginia Union University $1 million for its new banking and financial services workforce development program, the university announced Monday. VUU’s Sydney Lewis School of Business will lead the program, called MORE for My Opportunity is Real Essential, in partnership with the university’s workforce development division and its Evelyn Reid Syphax School