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MBA Ceremony

The MBA Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 10 at 5:30pm to include candidates receiving Masters of Business Administration degrees from the Richard S. Reynolds Graduate School of Business. 

The MBA Ceremony will take place in the Ukrop Auditorium in the Robins School of Business.

Tickets are not required for this event. 

The MBA Ceremony is anticipated to last approximately one hour.

Below you will find information regarding receptions and other events related to the MBA Ceremony. This list will be updated as events are confirmed.

Wednesday, May 8
MBA Commencement Rehearsal
Robins School of Business; Ukrop Auditorium
5:00 pm
Friday, May 10
MBA Commencement Ceremony
 Robins School of Business; Ukrop Auditorium
 5:30 pm
Friday, May 10
MBA Graduation Reception
 Robins School of Business; Molchert Commons
 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Commencement Speaker
2019 MBA Commencement Speaker

Susan Quinn

Leveraging over a 30-year track record of running a successful consulting/branding/digital agency and serving on numerous non-profit and corporate boards, Susan has become a trusted ally to C-level executives, from Fortune 500 companies to growing regional firms, by focusing on the key levers impacting growth. 

After starting her career in the retail-banking sector, she founded her own marketing communications company in 1985. Susan’s first-hand knowledge of financial services and key B2B market segments has led to the development of many differentiating brands as well as unique growth strategies across a variety of engagements. Her determination to ensure all efforts are grounded by a solid ROI has delivered impressive results and many long-standing client relationships with firms like First Clearing, an affiliate of Wells Fargo; Hourigan, an integrated construction and development firm; Lansing Building Products and TowneBank Richmond.

A lifelong learner, Susan embraces the power of culture and leadership amongst circle S studio’s multi-generational team. Her mantra “doing what matters” is a driving force not only for her clients but also for the agency.

Susan is a member of the Board of Trustees at Randolph-Macon College, her alma mater, and a newly elected member of the Board of Directors at Community Bankers Bank. She is passionate about coaching and helping students find their intended career path and volunteers as a mentor to MBA students at the University of Richmond Robins School of Business and at the EDGE program at Randolph-Macon College. She is also deeply committed to making a positive impact in the dyslexia community and is the immediate past board president of The New Community School, a Richmond based co-educational day school for students with dyslexia and also serves as an advisor to NoticeAbility, a Boston based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students with dyslexia identify their unique strengths and build self-esteem. 

2019 Student Speaker
Kabir Sodhi

Kabir Sodhi graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  He has worked as an IT professional in the Insurance Industry for the past several years while working towards his MBA.  He has served on the Leadership Council this year as the Vice President, and he is most proud of his work with the Sikh Human Development Foundation, an organization that provides college scholarships to students in India. 

Check-in Instructions
Friday, May 10

Location for student check-in is at RSB Q158 at 4:00 p.m.

Location for faculty check-in is RSB Q154 at 4:45 p.m.


Convenient access to the commencement exercises is provided for those who are able to walk only short distances, have difficulty climbing steps, use a wheelchair, or are in need of special assistance. Please reach out to Nick Minnix for additional information.

 Parking for disabled guests is located in the front of the parking lots directly adjacent to the Robins School of Business (U3 and U6).


Limited handicapped seating will be available in the front of Queally Auditorium for the ceremony. Other family members may sit directly behind them in non-handicapped seating. Additional overflow seating will be available in Molechert Commons, which will be accessible for people with disabilities. Please reach out to Nick Minnix for additional information.

Please note that we do not provide wheelchairs for guests. Families and friends may rent wheelchairs from local establishments to be used while on campus.