Welcome, new Friends Board members!
New Friends of VCU Libraries Board members started their terms on July 1, 2022
Look for great things to come from the Friends of the VCU Libraries Board as they welcome new members Tiona Johnson and Faith Wilkerson, Ed.D. Tiona and Faith are VCU alumnae who are passionate supporters of VCU.
Tiona Johnson B.S. ’13/H&S and B.S. ‘13/LS is a proud VCU alumnus from Danville, VA. She is a lifetime learner who supports informed decision-making professionally as an Environmental Planner and Cartographer. Tiona holds dual B.S. (’13 VCU) and M.S. (’16 VA Tech) degrees in Urban Planning and Natural Resources. During Tiona’s time at VCU, she held multiple student jobs related to literacy and VCU Libraries. She worked as a literacy coach for Elementary-aged children through America Reads and at Cabell library “in the stacks” and the Preservation Department. She is also a proud Old Girl of the VCU Women’s Rugby Club. Currently, she serves as a Volunteer Alumni Leader for VCU’s Atlanta chapter.
Faith Wilkerson, Ed.D (B.S.’03/H&S; M.S.’05/E; Ed.D.’15/E) arrived in Richmond, Virginia in 2000 to attend Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She holds a Bachelors in Mass Communications, Masters in Higher Education, as well as, a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She has worked at VCU for over 16 years managing many of the University’s annual traditions, as well as overseeing student centered diversity & inclusion programs. In 2019, she accepted the role of Program Director for the Minority Education Center housed within the VCU School of Education. Dr. Wilkerson also serves as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Richmond and serves as the Chair of the Alumni Connections & Networking committee for the VCU Alumni Association. She is also the founder and owner of UnlockingRVA, a local event production company and Unlocking Richmond, the recently launched non-profit organization aimed at creatively engaging our local communities.