Universitywide development and communications staff
School of Dentistry
Associate Dean for Development
Phone: (804) 828-8101
Marie Norton (M.F.A.’10/H&S)
Executive Administrative Assistant
Phone: (804) 828-5615
Marie Norton previously worked at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Visual Arts Center of Richmond and Capital One. She is a graduate of VCU’s masters of fine arts in fiction writing. In 2012, she won the Virginia Commission for the Arts fellowship in fiction.
Director of Leadership Annual Giving and Stewardship
Phone: (804) 828-2931
Cristina Cruz serves as the assistant director of development communications and special events at the VCU School of Dentistry. She manages the school's donor relations efforts, including alumni engagement and stewardship events, and coordinates alumni and donor communications. She has worked in development at the School of Dentistry since 2010 and has a background in public relations and event management. Cruz is a 2006 graduate of James Madison University with a B.A. in public relations and Spanish.
Director of Communications
Phone: (804) 828-0324