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.

Aaron Basko

Aaron BaskoVice President for Enrollment Management

P | 434-381-6142
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O | Admissions House


Aaron joined Sweet Briar in Jan. 2020 as vice president of enrollment management. Previously, he served as assistant vice president of enrollment management and career services at Salisbury University in Maryland. While at Salisbury, Aaron led a team of professionals in admissions, financial aid, career services and the volunteer center. At Sweet Briar, Aaron oversees a range of initiatives related to enrollment management, including admissions and financial aid. He received his Bachelor of Arts in international studies from West Virginia Wesleyan University. He earned his Master of Arts in history, with a focus on Latin America from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jodi Canfield

Athletics Director
Title IX Coordinator

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O | Athletics | Fitness and Athletics Center


Jodi joined Sweet Briar in Aug. 2019 as athletics director. Previously, she served as assistant athletics director at St. Lawrence University in New York. She brings over 20 years of combined experience in collegiate athletics administration, compliance, coaching, teaching, counseling and development. Jodi has coached both field hockey and lacrosse and taught courses in health and wellness. At Sweet Briar, Jodi oversees all athletics, including seven NCAA Division III varsity teams. She also currently oversees the implementation of the College’s COVID-19 action plan. She holds a Ph.D. from Syracuse University and a Master of Education and Bachelor of Science from St. Lawrence University.

Teresa Garrett

Teresa GarrettVice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

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O | Dean’s Office | Fletcher Hall | First Floor


Teresa joined Sweet Briar in Aug. 2019 as vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College. Beginning in 2007, Teresa was an assistant professor of chemistry at Vassar College before becoming a tenured professor and then serving as associate dean. Teresa graduated summa cum laude with honors in biochemistry from Florida State University and earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Duke University. She has published or co-published three dozen journal articles and is responsible for more than $2.5 million in grant-funded research. At Sweet Briar, Teresa serves as the chief academic officer responsible for all academic operations. She evaluates academic programs, spearheads curriculum and faculty development activities and serves as the liaison to the educational programs committee of the board of directors.

Luther T. Griffith

Luther GriffithVice President for Finance, Operations and Auxiliary Enterprises

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O | Business Office | Fletcher Hall | Second Floor, 211


Luther joined Sweet Briar in May 2019 as vice president for finance, operations and auxiliary enterprises. Luther serves as the chief financial and administrative officer of the College. He is responsible for the operations of agricultural initiatives, the business office, campus safety, dining services, human resources, information technology and the physical plant, as well as auxiliary enterprises such as the book shop and conference center. He is the administrative liaison on the board of directors’ finance committee and is the primary contact for governmental and regulatory affairs. He holds an MBA in finance from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor in Science in economics with a minor in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mary Pope Maybank Hutson ’83

Vice President for Alumnae Relations and Development

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O | Alumnae Relations and Development Office | Boxwood Alumnae House | First Floor


Mary Pope Maybank Hutson ’83 joined Sweet Briar’s Alumnae Relations and Development office in Jan. 2016. For 13 years, she served as executive vice president of the Land Trust Alliance in Washington, D.C. Mary Pope graduated from Sweet Briar with a Bachelor of Arts in international affairs. Her professional career has involved building strategic and beneficial relationships with individuals, as well as fostering coalitions in the public and private sector and obtaining resources for land conservation, historic preservation. Her responsibilities include working with the president and the board of directors to advance alumnae and community engagement, secure funding through numerous sources and boost the College’s brand and enrollment through marketing and communications. She is responsible for designing and implementing programs that encourage financial as well as volunteer support of the College.