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Nancy Rivers
Nancy  Rivers

Position:
Senior Associate Athletics Director & Chief of Staff


Nancy Rivers joined the Virginia athletics department in 2018 as senior associate athletics director and chief of staff. She oversees new facility construction and renovation, facility management, game operations, human resources, intramural-recreational sports, and policies.

Before joining the athletics department at UVA, Rivers worked at the University for 29 years. She served as chief of staff for the president and associate vice president for administration for over 13 years. 

Prior to working in the president's office, Rivers served as UVA's director of state governmental relations and assistant vice president. She joined the University as an associate director for intramural-recreational sports in 1989, and previously served in the athletic and intramural sports administrations at Texas, Iowa and Fairfield.  She has been responsible for over $40 million of new facility construction and renovation.

Rivers graduated from Luther College in 1979 with academic honors and was later (1989) inducted into its athletic hall of fame for basketball and softball. Immediately following her collegiate career, she was selected as a fourth-round draft pick by the Iowa Cornets of the Women's Professional Basketball League, the first professional women's basketball league in the United States. She played for the Iowa Cornets and the Minnesota Fillies before pursuing a master's degree from Iowa.

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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

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