Donna Tolson
Associate Dean for Administration
Shannon 520 D

Job summary

As the Associate Dean for Administration, Donna provides vision and direction for the Library's administrative teams including budget, finance, human resources, facilities, security, communication and assessment, and events.

Professional profile

Donna's areas of special interest include strategic planning, library assessment, and organizational development. She is a member of the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), and the Statistics Forum of the the Association for Research Libraries (ARL).

Prior roles include Library Strategist, Head of Clemons Library, Head of the Scholars' Lab, and Assistant Director of GeoStat. Before joining the University Library, Donna was a demographer specializing in population and labor force estimates.

Donna has a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology, both from the University of Virginia.