MBA Ceremony

Class of 2020 & Class of 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021
Robins Center
5:30 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m.

Adherence to the Governor's Commencement guidance will require regimented management of the ticketing process. Each graduate will be allotted 2 guest tickets for distribution. To account for state mandated physical distancing requirements, seating will be assigned in 3-person groups of graduates and 2 guests.

Graduates are required in advance to identify names and email addresses for each guest. Seating will be assigned and tickets will be distributed virtually through email and provided to each graduate in advance.

Ceremony will be live streamed and recorded.

Commencement Speakers

Alexandra Wiles

Alexandra Wiles, class of 2020, earned both a Bachelor of Arts in leadership studies and an MBA from the University of Richmond. After devoting the first chapter of her career to non-profit fundraising and development with VPM and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond, she recently joined Schnabel Engineering, a national professional consulting firm, as its human resources program manager. In this capacity, she leads and supports a variety of initiatives, including employee learning and development, diversity and inclusion, and succession planning. She also serves as the vice-chair of the board of directors of Virginia Voice, a non-profit serving Central Virginians who are blind or have vision impairments, and founded the organization’s Live Audio Description program.

Natasha Knight

Natasha Knight, class of 2020, is a program strategist and entrepreneur. She is a manager in Altria's Corporate Citizenship department where she applies her public health and business management expertise to developing strategies for preventing underage use of tobacco and other risky behaviors and providing cessation support for adults who no longer wish to use tobacco. She is a certified career coach and recently launched Discover the Remarkable You, a coaching practice to help women create successful and fulfilling careers. She is also the co-founder of Taking It Pro, a career and professional development services firm for women of color. Knight received her undergraduate degree from Howard University. Her educational background also includes an MPH in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh, a Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and an MBA from the University of Richmond.