Sullivan named VCU assistant vice president for capital assets and real estate

Kevin G. Sullivan.
Kevin G. Sullivan.

Kevin G. Sullivan will join the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Division of Administration as assistant vice president for capital assets and real estate, effective Jan. 1.  In this role, Sullivan will be responsible for developing the overall real estate strategy for VCU, the VCU Health System, and its affiliated foundations for the acquisition and disposition of buildings and lands.

Since 2003, Sullivan has served as associate vice president for administration and general counsel for the Virginia Tech Foundation Inc., a $1.5 billion university-related 501(c)(3) organization.

“Kevin brings tremendous depth to this new position with more than a decade directing the Virginia Tech Foundation Inc.’s real estate operations,” said Meredith Weiss, Ph.D., vice president for administration. “His experience in both public and private sector real estate, including the management of a large public university foundation real estate portfolio, makes him uniquely qualified for this job.”

Earlier in his career, Sullivan worked for the law firm of LeClair Ryan in Blacksburg, where he was an associate specializing in business and technology and part of the firm’s real estate group. He has also worked as counsel in the law department at Mobil Oil Corporation/ExxonMobil Corporation in Fairfax and as associate counsel at MCI Communications Corporation in Washington, D.C.

“I am honored at the opportunity to work for Virginia’s premier urban, public research university. The leadership at VCU has created a compelling vision of the future of higher education, research, innovation and health care,” Sullivan said. “VCU is transformative in so many ways to so many people that it is difficult not to be excited by the possibilities. I welcome the chance to partner with the VCU community to make a great place even better.”

A Chicago native, Sullivan earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He earned his Juris Doctor degree at Northern Illinois University College of Law and earned a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Virginia Tech.

About VCU and VCU Health

Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 30,000 students in 233 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Twenty-two of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 11 schools and three colleges. The VCU Health brand represents the VCU health sciences academic programs, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Health System, which comprises VCU Medical Center (the only academic medical center in the region), Community Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, and MCV Physicians. The clinical enterprise includes a collaboration with Sheltering Arms Institute for physical rehabilitation services. For more, please visit and