New Associate Dean of Finance and Administration

Oct. 4, 2021
Virginia Commonwealth University’s College of Health Professions has named Aaron Lyvers as the new associate dean of finance and administration. He began his new role Oct. 1.

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Lyvers, who has 20 years of experience in global higher education administration and finance, previously served as an enrollment research and budget strategist for Prescott College in Arizona while pursuing his Ph.D. in business-marketing at Virginia Tech. Other roles have included chief financial officer and controller at George Mason University-Korea and senior director of finance at Carnegie Mellon University – Qatar, among others. Lyvers skill-set includes budgeting, forecasting, policy creation/revision, administration, accounting, audit and human resources management.

“Aaron’s innovation and leadership combined with his extensive expertise in finance and budget analytics will be a tremendous benefit to the College, said Susan Parish, Ph.D., dean of the VCU College of Health Professions. “I am thrilled that his path led him to us during such an exciting time.”

In his new role, Lyvers will oversee the fiscal functions of the College’s operating budget, including financial planning and management. His research interests include managerial and consumer judgement and decision making in marketing contexts.

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in international business from James Madison University; and a Master of Business Administration in international management with distinguished honors from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ. He is currently preparing his dissertation proposal for defense before formally defending his dissertation and earning his Ph.D. in business-marketing at Virginia Tech. Lyvers replaces Debra Ropelewski, who is retiring after nearly 39 years of service to VCU.

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