University Row Steering Committee

The University Row Steering Committee (URSC) is the group of representatives from Anchor and 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 Dave Timmons ( If your school is already an anchor or partner, either contact your school’s University Row representative or e-mail for more information.


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

2017 University Row Steering Committee

  • Dave Timmons, Chair – UC Berkeley

Administration & Planning Committee

  • Hilah Zia, Chair – West Virginia University
  • Forrest Sholars, Ticketing Chair – University of California – Santa Barbara

Onsite Operations 

  • Will Higgins, Chair – Florida State University

Offsite Operations

  • Jake Bradley, Chair – Ohio State University


  • Ashley de Smeth, Comunications Chair – UC Berkeley

Alumni Affairs

  • Shana Ervin, Chair – Howard University


  • Meredith Karam, Chair – Georgetown University


  • Crystal Zhao, Chair – University of Texas


  • Anagha Kumar (Penn)
  • Charles Schulz (Clemson)
  • Jasmine Le (UVA)
  • Kate Morelli (Auburn)
  • Keisha Mack (Howard)
  • Matt Cavanaugh (Michigan)
  • Mike “Flip” deFilippo (Radford)
  • Taylor Jackson (Colorado State)
  • Todd Theringer (Harvard)
  • Todd Thompson (Florida)


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
  • Erin Meadors, Development Committee Chair – Georgetown University