Troy DeLawrence '93, Kevin Otey '05 to Lead VWU Alumni Council


With the start of a new fiscal year brings a change in leadership for the Virginia Wesleyan University Alumni Council. Troy DeLawrence '93 (Quality Assurance Senior Specialist, CACI International) will succeed Mavis McKenley '11 (Vice President and Trust Officer, AMG National Trust Bank) as chair of the Alumni Council (view photo). DeLawrence most recently served as the vice chair of the Council and as chair of the Alumni Resource Committee. Kevin Otey '05 (Director of Strategic Initiatives, Hampton Roads Community Action Program) will transition to vice chair from his previous roles as secretary of the Alumni Council and chair of the Alumni Engagement Committee. McKenley will continue to support the Council as immediate past chair. “We thank Mavis for her two years of service as chair,” said VWU President Scott D. Miller. “During her tenure, alumni participation and engagement continued to rise through new initiatives such as our Spring Alumni Weekend and regional alumni gatherings. We are grateful for her leadership and look forward to her continued guidance.” The Alumni Council will elect a new secretary and new committee chairs at their first meeting at the start of the fall semester. View a complete list of Alumni Council members.