Myer to lead Architecture

Elizabeth K. Myer

Elizabeth K. Meyer, a landscape architecture faculty member, will lead the University’s School of Architecture for a two-year term. Meyer replaces Kim Tanzer, who will return to teaching full time after completing a five-year term as dean of the school.

Meyer has been a faculty member at the school since 1993. She previously taught at Harvard University. While at UVA she chaired the landscape architecture department and graduate program. She is considered one of the top landscape architecture educators in the nation.

President Barack Obama appointed Meyer to the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts in 2012, a post she still holds.


Michigan scholar appointed Batten dean

Allan C. Stam

Allan C. Stam, the former director of the International Policy Center at the University of Michigan, has been named the second dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. The Batten School was created in 2007, backed by a $100 million gift from the late Frank Batten Sr.

Stam, 52, will succeed inaugural dean Harry Harding, who led the school from 2009. Enrollment grew more than fivefold under Harding, from 53 students in 2009 to 280 today. Stam earned a B.A. degree in government at Cornell University, and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.


Medical Center’s new CEO hails from Duke

Pamela Sutton-Wallace

Pamela Sutton-Wallace, a former senior vice president for hospital operations at Duke University Hospital, has been named CEO of the UVA Medical Center. She succeeds R. Edward Howell, who retired in June after more than 12 years as the Medical Center’s chief executive.

Sutton-Wallace, 44, spent 17 years at Duke, beginning as a fellow in health administration. Over the past two-and-a-half years, she was part of the leadership team that oversaw the installation of a new electronic medical record system at Duke Hospital and the opening of a new inpatient bed tower. She earned a master’s degree in public health at Yale.