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The Research Administration Mentoring Program and University Partnership (RAMP UP)


RAMP UP UVA is a one year program designed to provide formalized mentoring relationships to build a stronger research administration community.

Goals of RAMP UP:

  • Strengthen professional networks within UVA’s research community and beyond

  • Foster long-term careers and increase interest/improve retention in research administration

  • Create a supportive and interactive learning environment for leadership development

  • Enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities of Research Administrators

  • Increase the shared research administration knowledge base across departments

Program Timeline:

  • Applications for Mentors will open Spring 2023

  • Applications for Mentees will open early Summer 2023

  • Program launch Fall 2023

If you have additional questions about the program or would like to be considered for either role, please let us know. Questions can be directed to Kayla Calvo at  

2022-2023 Cohort Mentors










Christa Albanez - OSP

Lauren Armstrong - SOM

Cheryl Bryan - SOM

Annie Caldwell - SOM

Kayla Calvo - SOM

Catherine Church - SOM

Stephen Cornelison - SEAS

James Davis - SOM

Susan Hennigan - SOM

Anthony Herring - SOM

Steve Lichtenstein - SOM

Connie Pace - SOM

Na Ren - SEAS

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