Friends of VCU Libraries welcomes new chair and members

September 25, 2015

Carol L. Hampton is the newly elected chair of the Board of the Friends of VCU Libraries, an active volunteer advisory committee.

Hampton brings deep expertise in teaching, information and technology to the libraries. She retired from a 34-year career at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her last post was Associate Dean for Faculty and Instructional Development in the School of Medicine. A pioneer in innovative teaching and communicating about health and medicine topics, she helped lead the development of VCU's Virginia Hospital Television Network in the 1990s. She also implemented the first prison telemedicine system in Virginia. In 1998-99, as a gubernatorial appointee, she served on the Southern Governors Task Force on Medical Technology.  

Her professional accolades and achieivements include receiving the VCU School of Medicine’s Award for Educational Innovation in 2000 and the Women in Science, Dentistry, and Medicine Professional Achievement Award in 2004. She was a key leader in development of the VCU Women in Medicine Program, which received the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 2000 Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award, and she has served as a director of the groundbreaking VCU Institute for Women’s Health.  

She holds a B.A. in history from the University of Arkansas and the M.S. in biomedical communication from Tulane University.  

Three new began serving this fall: 

  • Thomas H. Beatty is Assistant Professor at the VCU School of Education, Department of Educational Leadership. Active in service to the university, he has participated in boards, including: Alumni Board of Directors; The School of Education Alumni Council; The School of Education Center for Professional Growth; and The College of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Society. He earned a B.A. in English at VCU and holds the M.A. in curriculum and instruction and the Ed.D in educational policy, planning and leadership from the College of William & Mary.   
  • Tehra M. James is an alumna. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2014 and manages a pharmacy in Williamsburg. She is an active member of the Virginia Pharmacists Association, chairman of the Academy of New Practitioners, and a member of the American Pharmacists Association. She holds a B.S. in cell and molecular biology from King College.
  • Scott E. Tilley, Jr., a book lover and library supporter, is also a Friend of the Richmond Public Library. Community activities include Reveille United Methodist Church, Prison Ministry, Writing Ministry, Compassion International and the Richmond Road Runners. He retired from the U.S. Department of the Interior. He holds a B.A. in management from Sonoma State University and the M.A. in public administration from American University.
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