University Row Steering Committee

The University Row Steering Committee (URSC) is the group of volunteers including representatives from Partner schools that are involved in the planning and execution of University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup each year. On the day of the Virginia Gold Cup, they coordinate all events of the day. They are the all-volunteer group that makes the day possible. If you or your school are interested in becoming an anchor or partner of University Row, please contact us at

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University Row does not happen without dedicated volunteers and leaders representing alumni chapters in the Washington, D.C. area.

2019 University Row Steering Committee

  • Laisha Dougherty, Co-Chair – Hampton
  • BJ McDuffie Co-Chair – The American University of Paris
  • Shannon Cloman, Alabama State University
  • Forrest Sholars, University of California – Santa Barbara
  • Shawn Smith, Alabama A&M University
  • William Marshall, Howard University
  • Todd Theringer, Harvard University
  • Khalil karrakchou, George Mason University

Alumni Events Alliance Board of Directors

  • Dave Timmons, President – University of California – Berkeley
  • Chelsey Kelly, Secretary – Boston University
  • Greg Merritt, Treasurer – Virginia Tech
  • Mike Hanpeter, Vice-President (Chapter Relationships) – Xavier University
  • Erin Meadors, Development Committee Chair – Georgetown University

Alumni Events Alliance Advisory Board  (partial list)

  • David Burns – University of California, Los Angeles
  • John Fedewa, AEA Founder & past Chairman – College of William & Mary
  • Molly O’Connor – Colorado State University
  • Steve Piekarec – Cornell University
  • Todd Theringer – Harvard University
  • Todd Thompson – University of Florida