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The Southern Virginia Alumni Association is a constantly growing community of successful, talented, and well-educated leader-servants. To contribute, network, and participate in this community, make sure your contact information is up-to-date and follow the Alumni Association on Facebook and LinkedIn. Please contact the Alumni Relations Office at or 540-261-8528 if you have any questions or comments.

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Alumni Association Leaders

President: Ryan Lenahan (’06)

Ryan Lenahan majored in business management and leadership at Southern Virginia. He is currently the Associate Manager in the Northern Arizona Market at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. Ryan has served on the Executive Committee of the Southern Virginia University Alumni Association since 2011. He and his wife, Lacey Smith Lenahan, who also attended Southern Virginia, are the parents of three little girls and one active boy.

Phone: 480-363-5013

Vice President: Britt Jones (’06)

Britt Jones majored in Business, and minored in History and English at Southern Virginia. After graduation, he worked in education in China, then joined the US Department of State as a diplomat, and has served in both Beijing and at his current posting, Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, in that capacity. He, his wife, Alicia Privette Jones (’05), and four children enjoy travel, perhaps out of necessity.

Treasurer: Jordan Coons (’09)

Jordan Coons majored in business management and leadership at Southern Virginia. He went on to obtain an MBA from Southern Utah University in 2010 where he graduated at the top of his class. Since then, he has worked as an Internal Auditor at Citadel Broadcasting and currently works as an Internal Auditor at Southwest Gas Corporation. He and his wife, Stacey, have two sons and a daughter. He enjoys being with his family and is an avid gamer.


Secretary: Kelsey Burton (’12)

Kelsey Burton graduated from Southern Virginia University with a Bachelors in Art, emphasis in Photography. She served in the Student Association Senate as Sophomore Class President and also served in the Executive Council as the Secretary and Vice President of Campus Programming. She currently lives in Fresno, California and is a Customer Service Representative for Fresno Body Works, working with collision repair and helping with estimation. She also is a photographer for Kelsey Burton Photography, providing Lifestyle & Wedding, Natural Light photography services. She is currently the Relief Society President in her Young Single Adult Ward for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She loves cookie dough ice cream and dancing in her car.


Networking Committee Chair: Joshua Hall (’09)

Joshua Hall majored in business management and leadership and minored in family and child development at Southern Virginia. While pursuing his degree, he helped form the a cappella group The Fading Point and was active in numerous organizations on campus. He has served as the director of marketing for The Bretts Show for the past four years. He and his wife, Cindy Trent Hall (’12), reside in Branson, Miss., with their three children.

Publications Committee Chair: Bryan Gentry (’07)

Bryan Gentry graduated from Southern Virginia University in 2007 with a degree in English. He currently serves as a writer and social media content developer for Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. Previously, he worked as a business news reporter for four years. He and his wife, Becky Gentry, live in Virginia with their son and daughter.


Finance Committee Chair: Patrick Carlson (’10)

Patrick Carlson received a degree in politics from Southern Virginia. He currently works as an assistant manager for Certifit Auto Body Parts in Atlanta, Ga. Since moving to Georgia, he has served in a number of different positions where, in addition to other duties, he worked to expand, improve, and overhaul training procedures and materials. He and his wife, Stephanie Carlson (’09), have three children.