Virginia Union University Appoints Dr. Mark James as Assistant Dean of Students

August 01, 2022

[RICHMOND - July 29, 2022] — Virginia Union University is announcing new leaders in its academic and administrative teams.  

“Accomplished people build top-tier universities,” said Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, President and CEO. “Virginia Union University is welcoming experienced new leaders who make great things happen and who will help propel us toward our goal of becoming Best in Class.” 

Dr. Mark James is the newly appointed Assistant Dean of Students at VUU. Dr. James has over 25 years of dedicated educational leadership, working with students toward academic development and success in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. Dr. James has established and mobilized student-centric learning environments through his leadership while partnering with internal and external stakeholders to achieve university objectives. 

Dr. James earned his bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Virginia Union University in 2000. He also received his master’s degrees in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix and Reading and Instruction K-12 from Florida Atlantic University. He recently obtained his doctorate in Higher Education Administration at Delaware State University. 

Dr. James believes, “To change the culture, one must first be willing to change the mentality."