Executive Office

The 4-VA executive office grows the strategic partnership with state-level stakeholders at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and in the governor’s office. The office manages requests and inquiries from the public and private sectors about 4-VA activities. They are also the point of contact for those seeking to collaborate or join 4-VA.

In 2014, the executive office of 4-VA rotated from GMU to JMU. Nick Swayne, the JMU campus coordinator, also serves as the 4-VA executive director. The executive director works in tandem with the 4-VA working group, comprised of 4-VA deputy and campus coordinators, to make decisions about the strategic direction of 4-VA on each of the campuses.


“We have established bold objectives for creating collaborative courses that truly fulfill our mission to do more together than we could do on our own. 4-VA institutions are working together to quickly respond to urgent issues such as big data, robotics, and cybersecurity in order to make a lasting impact on the future of the commonwealth.”
– Nick Swayne
, 4-VA Executive Director

Working Group

Campus coordinators and deputy campus coordinators meet monthly via telepresence to discuss, plan, and share 4-VA activities. The events and grant opportunities at any particular 4-VA university are determined by the campus coordinator. Potential collaborations and new partnerships are discussed among working group members. Additionally, the working group—in partnership with the executive office—coordinates and hosts conferences for the 4-VA community.

(540) 568-6093
Email Nick

Nick Swayne

4-VA Executive Director
JMU Campus Coordinator

(703) 993-8891
Email Janette

Janette Kenner Muir

GMU Campus Coordinator

(757) 683-3726
Email Andy

Andy Casiello

ODU Campus Coordinator

(540) 231-7108
Email Dale

Dale Pike

VT Campus Coordinator

(434) 924-7770
Email Archie

Archie Holmes

UVA Campus Coordinator

(540) 568-7170
Email Kelsey

Kelsey Tate

JMU Deputy Campus Coordinator

(703) 993-8722
Email Marcy

Marcy R. L. Glover

GMU Deputy Campus Coordinator

(757) 368-4100
Email James

James Shaeffer

ODU Deputy Campus Coordinator

(540) 231-9587
Email Will

Will Fox

VT Grants Manager