by Andrew Shurtleff
named VP Patricia M. Lampkin believes We have a shared
obligation to continue to build on the Universitys unique
student experience, to make it grow and change with the times.
She shares a light moment with U.Va. student Andrew Burdick.
Lampkin named new VP
M. Lampkin, a veteran student-life administrator at U.Va., has
been named vice president
for student affairs, President
John T. Casteen III announced Oct. 10. She has served as interim
vice president since July 2001.
who has held several administrative posts here since 1979 in student
affairs, is known for her effective, congenial leadership and
organizational skills. A true student mentor, Pat is highly
respected by parents, students, faculty and staff, Casteen
said. She is committed to the highest ideals of the honor
system and student self-governance and to creating the best possible
student experience here through the integration of classroom,
residential, and extracurricular activities. Pat is a valued colleague,
and I am very pleased that the University, and especially its
students, will continue to benefit from her visionary leadership.
to being named interim vice president, she was associate vice
president for student affairs for six years. During the 2000-01
academic year, she worked on the Universitys long-range
planning initiative, Virginia 2020, directing a special study
envisioning the Student Experience 2020. Last year
she created the Envisioning Integrity initiative to integrate
integrity and trust as overlapping values into all aspects of
life at U.Va.
sees her work on both the Student Experience and Envisioning Integrity
as the first steps in creating what she believes will be a
rich, University-wide dialogue that embraces every member of the
community. We have a shared obligation to continue to build on
the Universitys unique student experience, to make it grow
and change with the times.
inclusive approach to University life is one that she hopes will
be the hallmark of her tenure. I am confident that we can
build the most seamless student academic experience in the country,
she said. Our goal in Student Affairs in the coming years
will be to create a student experience that complements the academic
experience with a strong focus on U.Va.s core values
academic rigor, honor, student self-governance and public service.
acknowledging the ambitious nature of her goal, she said she believes
improving the students experience will have added long-term
benefits. "Among other things, it could deepen the satisfaction
of faculty and staff and increase the standing of the University."
vice president, Lampkin oversees programming and services devoted
to students, including the Office of the Dean of Students, Office
of African-American Affairs, Department of Student Health, University
Career Services and WTJU radio station.
became associate dean of students responsible for residence life
in 1987. She also served as the Universitys compliance officer
for the Americans with Disabilities Act from 1991 to 2000. An
adjunct professor in the Curry School, Lampkin teaches a popular
graduate course on the organization and administration of student
affairs programs. She also teaches an undergraduate seminar on
honor and ethics.