President’s Cabinet

Sweet Briar College’s president’s cabinet is composed of the senior officers in each division of the College. The cabinet works with the president and the board of directors to keep the College running smoothly.


Lori Husein

Vice President for Finance and Administration

F | 434-381-6445
E | lhusein@sbc.edu
O | Business Office | Fletcher Hall | Second Floor

  • Announcement: Sweet Briar names new vice president for finance and administration
  • Chief financial and administrative officer of the College
  • Responsible for operation of the business office, campus safety, dining services, hospitality, post office and human resources
  • Chairs committees on faculty housing and safety
  • Administrative liaison on the board of directors’ finance committee
  • Provides contract and legal review
  • Primary contact for governmental and regulatory affairs

Mary Pope Maybank Hutson ’83

Vice President for Alumnae Relations and Development

P | 434-381-6272
F | 434-381-6132
E | mpmhutson@sbc.edu
O | Alumnae Relations and Development Office | Boxwood Alumnae House | First Floor

  • Announcement: Sweet Briar names VP for alumnae relations and development
  • Works with the president and the board of directors to devise and establish policies for alumnae and development
  • Serves as advisor to the president regarding alumnae relations and development for the College
  • Responsible for designing and implementing programs that encourage financial and volunteer support of the College

Lynn Rainville

Lynn RainvilleDean of the College
Director of the Tusculum Institute

P | 434-381-6205
F | 434-381-6489
E | lrainville@sbc.edu
O | Dean’s Office | Fletcher Hall | First Floor

  • Chief academic officer of the College
  • Overall responsibility for all academic operations
  • Academic program and personnel evaluation
  • Curriculum and faculty development activities
  • Liaison to the educational programs committee of the board of directors
  • Budgetary responsibility for all academic departments, programs and academic support functions

Melissa Richards

Melissa RichardsVice President for Communications and Enrollment Management

P | 434-381-6326
F | 434-381-6402
E | mrichards@sbc.edu
O | Communications Office | Communications Building | First Floor


Marcia Thom-Kaley

Marcia Thom-KaleyDean of Students
Parents Council Liaison

P | 434-381-6134
F | 434-381-6492
E | mthomkaley@sbc.edu
O | Student Life Office | Prothro Hall | Second Floor

  • Management of the Office of Student Life
  • Responsible for the successful integration of the student experience with every aspect of the College
  • Partnership with the Academic Resources Center and Academic Advising