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Open Virginia Advisory Committee (OVAC)

OVAC Contact List

  • Member Contact Information

    OVAC Member Information
     Name  Institution  Contact
    Matthew Shelley
    Assistant Instruction Librarian 
    Christopher Newport University
    1 Avenue of the Arts
    Newport News, VA 23606
    Dr. Arthur Rouner
    Director of Mason Publishing
    George Mason University
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Liz Thompson
    Open Education Librarian
    James Madison University
    Harrisonburg, VA 22807
    Dorothy Jones
    Dean of the School of Extended Learning
    Norfolk State University
    W. Preston Davis
    Director of Instructional Services
    Northern Virginia Community College
    4001 Wakefield Chapel Road
    Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796
    M'Hammed Abdous
    Assistant Vice President for Teaching & Learning
    Old Dominion University
    336 Gornto Center
    Norfolk, VA 23529 

    Charlie Cosmato
    Director, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning 
    Radford University
    801 East Main Street
    Radford, VA 24142
    (540) 831-6415
    Kyle Binaxes
    Student Success Librarian
    Richard Bland College
    Brandon Butler
    Director of Information Policy
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA 22904-4308
    Sheri Prupis  Virginia Community College System
    300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200
    Richmond, VA 23236
    Jimmy Ghaphery
    Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Publishing
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    901 W. Franklin Street
    P.O. Box 842527
    Richmond, VA 23284-2527
    Anita Walz
    Assistant Director for Open Education and Scholarly Communications Librarian
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
    (540) 231-2204

  • LAC Representatives

     Name Institution Contact
    Steve Litherland
    Associate Vice President for Libraries  
    Tidewater Community College
    1700 College Crescent
    Virginia Beach, VA 23453 
    Ph: (757) 822-1944

  • SCHEV Staff

     Name  Institution  Contact
    Joseph DeFilippo
    Director of Academic Affairs & Planning 
    State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
    Richmond, Virginia
    Ph: (804) 225-2629
    Beverly Rebar
    Senior Associate for Academic and Legislative Affairs
    State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
    Richmond, VA 23219  
    Ph: (804) 371-0571
    Wendy Kang
    Higher Education Innovation Director 
    State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
    Richmond, VA 23219  
    Ph: (804) 225-4416

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Through these values, we create a welcoming work environment that represents the best of who we are as an agency and as individuals.

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