Alderman Library Renovation

Alderman Library Renovation

Memorial to Enslaved Laborers

Memorial to Enslaved Laborers

UVA Health

UVA Health


Colette Sheehy

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Operations and State Government Relations supports the University’s mission by providing primary operational and administrative services. The Senior Vice President for Operations and State Government Relations oversees the management of the following University units: Architect's OfficeBuilding OfficialBusiness OperationsFacilities ManagementReal Estate and Leasing Services, and State Government Relations. Collectively, the reporting units perform the following core functions:
  • Lead integrated, physical planning, including the design of new facilities, renovations, and land use for effective, efficient and sustainable capital development and historic preservation.
  • Deliver housing, dining, transit, and other auxiliary services to support the University’s living and learning community.
  • Maintain and operate the overall academic and health system physical plant, including maintenance, utilities, construction, custodial services, and grounds care.
  • Review and coordinate real estate transactions including leases, purchases, and sales.
  • Develop and maintain effective state relations with the Executive Branch and the General Assembly in order to advance legislative, operating, and capital priorities.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the provisions in the Restructuring Act, the Management Agreement, and the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act.



Operations makes a positive impact on the way in which students, faculty, staff, patients, and guests experience the University through the physical environment and delivery of high-quality services.



Deliver world-class operational support to the University and the community.

  • Collaboration

  • Excellence

  • Integrity

  • Leadership

  • Respect

  • Stewardship