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.


Jodi Canfield

Athletics Director
Title IX Coordinator

P | 434-381-6730
E | jcanfield@sbc.edu
O | Athletics | Fitness and Athletics Center


Luther Griffith

Luther GriffithVice President for Finance, Operations and Auxiliaries Enterprises

P | 434-381-6463
E | lgriffith@sbc.edu
O | Business Office | Fletcher Hall | Second Floor, 211


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

Jeffrey Key

Jeffrey KeyActing Dean of the College
Associate Professor of Political Science

P | 434-381-6205
F | 434-381-6489
E | jkey@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 | Admissions Office | Admissions House | Second 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