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

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


Salina Hoque

Director of Human Resources and Community Engagement
Title IX Deputy Coordinator

P | 434-381-6510
E | shoque@sbc.edu
O | Human Resources | Prothro Hall | Second Floor

  • Responsible for benefits and compensation administration
  • Develops policies that create an employee-oriented culture emphasizing quality, productivity and empowerment
  • Partners with departments across campus to recruit and retain staff and faculty
  • Counsels the president and senior officers on staffing and issues related to quality of life for the College’s employees
  • Serves as the College’s diversity officer, promoting a culture of inclusivity and collaboration

Lori Husein

Vice President for Finance and Administration

P | 434-381-6300
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

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


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