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EVP-COO Area News  |  September 2015
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Day of Caring

The University's Operations teams had a strong showing at the United Way's Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring on September 16. More than 200 staff representing offices across the Operations portfolio made a difference in our community by sharing their time and talents. Their projects included landscaping, carpentry and repairs, clean-up work, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC work, painting, building picnic tables, tutoring, helping in schools and senior centers, scrubbing cat cages, and putting on a carnival complete with superheroes for individuals with vocational disabilities. They volunteered at area schools, a farm where therapeutic riding takes place, Camp Holiday Trails, the SPCA, community playing fields, community agencies, and Monticello's Center for Historic Plants. Staff used both their muscles and their brains as they problem-solved and engaged with local residents of all ages and walks of life.

THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered and to those who covered things back at work so their colleagues could help out in the community.

Employee Profile

Dave Boling,
Assistant Vice President for University Finance & Comptroller


Who is that tall, soft-spoken man with a head for numbers and a heart for service to the University? Dave Boling has been at UVa for 35 years, working his way up the ladder from accounting intern to Assistant Vice President for University Finance and Comptroller. Dave was a good sport and agreed to respond to our Employee Profile questions this month. Thanks, Dave!                                        

What brought you to UVa and how long have you worked here? I was attending ODU and UVa HR came down to recruit for accounting interns. I was offered the job, accepted, and moved to Charlottesville a couple of weeks after graduating from ODU in 1980. I thought I'd stay a year or two, but was lucky enough to discover my niche early on and have spent my entire professional career at UVa, now more than 35 years. Growing up in a military family, I moved eight times before I was 18, so it's ironic that I've lived in one place my entire adult life.

What was your very first job ever? Working at Wendy's. My second job was driving the train at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, which I did one summer between years in college.

In no more than two sentences, tell us a little about what you do in your job. We support numerous compliance efforts at UVa, provide expertise for accounting system operations, and provide a lot of institutional financial reporting and analysis. I manage operational and accounting areas that include Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis, Fixed Assets, Endowment/ Investment Accounting, Debt Accounting, General Accounting, Operational Contracts and Tax, and our internal IT support group, commonly referred to as "the Mikes."

What is your favorite thing to do in the area? So many things, it's hard to narrow it down to one. I used to play a lot of golf in my younger days but don't have as much time to do that now. Now I play more tennis.

What is your favorite Charlottesville area restaurant? That's a hard one because there are so many good ones in Charlottesville. If I had to pick one, it would probably be the Ivy Inn. Fellini's would be a close second. Others we go to regularly are Bonefish Grill and West Main. (Both have great happy hours!)

What is something you have always wanted to learn how to do? I'd say skydive, but I've done that, so I'd have to say to learn to play the guitar.
Who do you want to learn more about in the EVP-COO Area? Send a note to to nominate someone for next month's Employee Profile.

Spotlight on Excellence

On September 29, Organizational Excellence recognized the most recent Spotlight on Excellence honorees at a Quality CORE Network session. The latest round of recipients includes Jim Bowen from the Office of Sponsored Programs, Pat Hartsook from the EVP-COO Office, Kathy Roy from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and Andrew Yeung from the Managerial Reporting Project. Each was praised for their contributions to the University including helpfulness, going the extra mile, responsiveness, and persistence, and problem-solving. Visit the OE site to read more about them and nominate one of your colleagues for Spotlight on Excellence recognition. Let's celebrate excellence!

News from Safety & Emergency Preparedness                      

The Office of Safety and Emergency Preparedness has launched a new website, bringing together the Emergency site and the OSEP site. For the first time, information about OSEP, imminent threat alerts, and emergency information related to closings and schedule modifications is aggregated in one convenient place. When there are schedule changes, information will be posted on the site's Operations Status Board, linked at the top of the new home page. Bookmark on all your devices to keep up with the latest information.

OSEP worked with UVa student filmmakers and Dean of Students Allen Groves to prepare a video about CPR and AED devices. The video debuted at the Safety Fair last week. Check it out on Youtube.
EVP-COO Team Core Values

The next time you're in O'Neil Hall, be sure to walk down the first floor hall toward Pat Hogan's office to see the EVP-COO Team Vision and Core Values posters. They were hung prior to the building's dedication ceremony on September 18. Here's a sneak peek at one of the posters in the series.

Learning Opportunities at UVa Research Park                     

Did you know that the UVa Foundation offers ongoing talks at the UVa Research Park? The Grounds on the Go series gives a platform to UVa faculty who have interesting topics to share with park tenants and other community members who wish to attend. The Foundation also partners with the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association on a monthly series. Both talks are inexpensive and include lunch. These events offer an interesting way to be a lifelong learner.

Leadership and Development Resources                    

Have you read something about leadership, change management, or some other topic that inspired you and made you want to try something new? Don't keep it to yourself!  Please send a link to and we will share your resource with the EVP-COO Extended Team. Great ideas beget more great ideas!
Remember to keep tracking your activity to complete the Fall Fitness Challenge!

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