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Virginia Union University has announced Ms. Kiesha L. Pope as the new Director of Financial Aid

June 20, 2018

Beginning June 18th, Pope will serve in a key leadership position within the Division of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs. She will provide the overall management and strong leadership necessary for the effective administration of the University’s undergraduate and graduate student financial services and scholarship programs. Pope will be responsible for the administration of federal, state, and institutional financial aid.

Pope brings to Virginia Union University over 19 years of financial aid experience. Ms. Pope began her career at Virginia Commonwealth University where she worked her way through the ranks from customer service representative to Associate Director. She also served as Director of Financial Aid at Reynolds Community College for 11 years where she was responsible for overseeing the administration of financial aid for all three campuses.

Ms. Pope earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Virginia State University where she graduated valedictorian and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

“I am committed to removing the financial barriers that prevent students from having access to affordable higher education, and thus empowering them to meet their educational goals. I am passionate about student success and understand that financial aid plays a vital role for many students in achieving that success. I am excited to become a part of the team at Virginia Union University and grateful for the opportunity to assist the university in carrying out its mission.”

To learn more about Student Financial Aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at:

Office: (804) 257-5882

Fax: (804) 257-5797

klpope@vuu.edu