The Staff

Alumni Relations

Organizational chart 

Diane Stout-Brown April 2016

Diane Stout-Brown (B.S.W.'80/SW)

Senior Director of VCU Alumni

Phone: (804) 828-7020

Email: dstout@vcu.edu

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Stout-Brown, who holds a B.S. in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, has been with University Alumni Relations for almost 25 years.

Responsibilities have included: student programs, alumni engagement, membership and marketing, volunteer development and coordination, and special events development and implementation.

Stout-Brown began her career at VCU as an assistant director for student/alumni engagement. She was promoted to associate director, served as interim director of Alumni Relations and was named executive director of the VCU Alumni Association. Stout-Brown assumes the role of senior director of VCU Alumni Relations with the reorganization of the department.

Before her VCU career, she worked with nonprofit organizations including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and American Cancer Society with responsibilities in fundraising, special events and program services.

Amy Gray Nov 2014

Amy Gray Beck

Executive Director of Alumni Outreach and Engagement

Phone: (804) 828-8191

Email: acbeck@vcu.edu

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A member of the VCU team since 2012, Beck has a B.A. from Virginia Tech, an M.Ed. from Clemson University and currently is in the Educational Leadership Ph.D. program at VCU.

She works primarily with STAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow), VCU alumni-in-residence and VCU graduates of the last decade. Beck's focus is on group development, student engagement and experiential leadership. She has experience in student affairs, admissions and advancement.

Allison Toney

Allison K. Toney

Associate Director of Outreach and Engagement

Phone: (804) 827-0311

Email: aktoney@vcu.edu

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Larry Powell April 2016

Larry Powell (B.S.'85/H&S)

Assistant Director of Alumni Outreach and Engagement

Phone: (804) 828-8194

Email: wlpowell@vcu.edu

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Larry Powell has served as an assistant director in the VCU Alumni Relations office since 1996. He assists in facilitating VCU Alumni’s outreach and engagement initiatives through the development of geographic chapters and shared interest groups, coordinates reunion weekend programs and works closely with the African-American Alumni Council, Latino Alumni Council and Riding Rams shared-interest groups. Powell also served on the VCU Staff Senate for three years and chaired the communications committee. Before joining the staff at VCU, Powell worked for the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as the secretary to the board of trustees. At CASE, he provided support to the committee on opportunity and equity, coordinated the CASE forum for minority institutional advancement officers and the Virginia Carter Smith Newcomers Scholarship program. Powell graduated with a B.S. in humanities and sciences from VCU in 1985.

Veda Bellamy 3/16

Veda Bellamy

Administrative and Program Assistant

Phone: (804) 828-7023

Email: vmbellam@vcu.edu

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Lauren Leavy 2017

Lauren Sformo Leavy

Program Coordinator of Outreach & Engagement

Phone: (804) 628-2249

Email: leleavy@vcu.edu

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Regina Phinizey 2

Regina Phinizey (B.S.'82/B)

Fiscal Administrator

Phone: (804) 828-7022

Email: rhphinizey@vcu.edu

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Adam Smith (B.S.’08/H&S)

Manager of Budget and Finance

Phone: (804) 628-2720

Email: smithca3@vcu.edu

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Joy Heaton 2017

Joy Heaton

Staff Accountant


Email: heatonjl@vcu.edu

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