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Chief operating officer and senior vice president David Hanson announced this week he is leaving VCU at the end of this year for an administrative position at the Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H.
Hanson is in charge of the day-to-day non-academic operations at the university. Hanson will take the position of chief financial officer at the prestigious boarding school in southern New Hampshire.
Hanson was appointed to vice president for finance and administration in July 2011. He previously worked as chief operating officer for Seychelles Development LLC, and also as associate vice president for administration and special assistant to the executive vice president at Emory University from 2004 to 2010, according to a VCU news statement.
VCU promoted Hanson to senior vice president along with Beverly Warren, senior vice president for academic affairs and Sheldon Retchin, senior vice president for health sciences, in late 2012, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Hanson was promoted to senior vice president from his position as vice president for finance and administration, and received a raise from $275,000 to $310,000, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.