Development and Alumni Relations Meta-unit

General Information:

The Development and Alumni Relations meta-unit represents the following MBUs:

  • Development

As of 4/23/21, the Development and Alumni Relations meta-unit represents 99 classified and UAP employees. There are 2 representatives. These numbers will be updated prior to the nomination period. 


Current Representative(s): 

This list includes the current Staff Senators that represent this meta-unit. After the elections, this list will be updated. 

  • Brogan King
  • Ashley Hanel

Election Winner(s):

These are the new representative(s) of this Meta-Unit:

  • Brogan King
  • Ashley Hanel


The following individual(s) were nominated for your meta-unit:


Brogan King

No candidate statement was provided.


Ashley Hanel

A native of Mount Pleasant, NC, Ashley Hanel holds a B.S. in public health education from UNC Charlotte and an M.A. in higher education administration from the University of Mississippi. In 2018, Ashley was recruited to VCU from Virginia Tech, as part of the regional advancement team in central development and alumni relations (DAR). In this role, Ashley has traveled all over the southeastern United States to meet with alumni, retired faculty, and supporters of all things VCU. She was recently promoted to Senior University Development Officer. An avid supporter of public higher education, Ashley is passionate about philanthropy, planned giving, and alumni engagement.

Ashley is skilled at listening to and communicating with a diverse audience and is pleasantly persistent in whatever tasks need to be accomplished. Ashley and her husband, Joel, enjoy spending time on the James River and being active outdoors. They have settled in Forest Hill with their chinchillas (Andes and Inca) and a large rabbit (Winston).