CHS welcomes new staff for winter 2022-23
Harriet Cosey-Parker joins the Department of Psychology as the service center administrator of operations. In this role, Harriet will oversee a $12M+/year federal grant portfolio, ensure compliance for the finance shop, serve in a key leadership role for the department, and interface with other leaders in the institution on strategic agendas.
Prior to joining VCU, Harriet was employed at the International Association of Fire Chiefs in Chantilly, Va., where she served as grants administrator for 16 years. Harriet was responsible for managing a federal grants portfolio in excess of $25 million. She was also formerly employed at the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association in Arlington, Va., as a senior international project accountant and at the George Washington University, School of Medicine, as a sponsored programs budget analyst. With more than 25 years of grants management experience, Harriet has worked with all phases of federal grants administration including budgeting, forecasting, proposal development, establishment of government compliant policies and procedures, monthly financial statement analysis and reconciliation, federal reporting, contract negotiations and various other phases of post-award management.
Harriet holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with an accounting concentration from Rutgers University. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and holds a CAE designation and a grants management certification. Harriet is a jazz enthusiast and enjoys reading.
Gavin Holdgreiwe joins the Office of Student Services as an academic advisor. In this role, Gavin will be working directly with students in the Robertson School to support their academic and professional goals.
Gavin is a dedicated student affairs professional with experience working in various departments across multiple campuses. In their most recent role with the State of Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Gavin focused on communication efforts related to state-funded financial aid for Oregon students.
Gavin has consistently looked to expand their knowledge of the higher education system, seeking to help serve students in any way that they can. That search has led Gavin to positions in numerous student affairs departments, including: orientation (State University of New York at Potsdam), equity and inclusion (Lewis & Clark College), student records (George Washington University) and instructional support (James Madison University).
Gavin holds a bachelor’s degree in media arts and design from James Madison University as well as a master’s degree in student affairs administration from Lewis & Clark College.
Elizabeth Ochsner joins the School of World Studies as an administrative coordinator. In this role, Elizabeth will be managing the school’s social media channels and assisting with event planning. Previously Elizabeth worked in VCU Records and Registration as a course scheduling specialist, where they assisted more than 50 academic programs at VCU with uploading and editing course schedules onto Banner. Elizabeth also served as an instructional assistant for the School of World Studies during the 2019-20 academic year.
Elizabeth holds an associate’s degree in computer science from Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY (where they grew up). They also have a bachelor’s degree in English from George Mason University.