Meet Your Admissions Director

Your Admissions Director is here to help you with every step of the process to become a Knight—whether it’s learning about the programs and scholarships available or walking you through our application process.

Pacific States
Utah
Central States
Atlantic States
D.C., Maryland & Virginia

To see the admissions director over your region, select your state:

Madison Hugie

Madison Hugie

Director of Admissions

I love the outdoors and I’m always looking for my next adventure. My husband and I love to travel, experience new cultures, and explore—especially when we can bring along our golden doodle! Educationally, I earned a bachelor’s in history and anthropology and master’s in public administration from Southern Utah University. My professional passions lie in helping others reach their full academic potential and it is an honor to be part of Southern Virginia University!

Email: madison.hugie@svu.edu
Phone: 540-261-8415

Craig Lund

Craig Lund

Admissions Director · D.C., Maryland & Virginia

I used to tell people my claims to fame were playing on two National Championship football teams at the University of Oklahoma and serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South America. But now my claim to fame, together with my wife, is having raised five good children; four of whom have graduated from Southern Virginia. I grew up playing in rock bands, playing sports, and spending time with my family. My favorite band right now is Imagine Dragons.

Email: craig.lund@svu.edu
Phone: 540-261-8418

Scott Winterton

Scott Winterton

Admissions Director · Atlantic States

I am a native Virginian who loves living in the Shenandoah Valley and working at Southern Virginia University. I joined the University to help coach men’s lacrosse and fell in love with sharing the message of this amazing school with prospective students. Now in admissions, I have the opportunity to share the benefits of this University on a much larger scale. I’m also a proud parent of Knights—my three oldest children attend Southern Virginia and are having fantastic experiences studying in the classroom and competing in NCAA DIII athletics. Our entire family is passionate about athletics, but we also love trips to the beach and playing Nerf capture the flag. I look forward to working together!

Email: scott.winterton@svu.edu
Phone: 540-261-8416

Moriah Leavitt

Moriah Leavitt

Admissions Director · Central States

I am from a town in Idaho with more cows than people where I grew up eating potatoes and blasting Taylor Swift (not much has changed since then). I received an associates degree and played collegiate basketball at the College of Southern Idaho and then served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Anchorage, Alaska. I transferred to Southern Virginia University looking for a personalized education that would help me grow, which is exactly what I got. I’ve made lifelong friendships here and recently graduated with a degree in psychology. I even met my amazing husband! We love to do anything that gets us outside, so this is the perfect place for us. I’m so excited to share it with you!

Email: moriah.leavitt@svu.edu
Phone: 540-817-3698

Cory Stout

Admissions Director · Utah

I was born in China, raised in Utah, and am now thriving in Virginia. People gather at Southern Virginia University from all corners of the earth because it is such an incredible place. Since coming here I have grown in every aspect of my life. I earned my black belts in martial arts, developed lifelong friendships, competed in four years of collegiate basketball, and graduated in business management and leadership. Most important of all, I have had the chance to help others feel welcome! To me, that is the essence of this institution and why I want to help you come and be a part of it.

Email: cory.stout@svu.edu
Phone: 540-261-8427

Brad Pinkston

Brad Pinkston

Admissions Director · Pacific States & International

I’m a proud alum of Southern Virginia University where I studied liberal arts and history. Born and raised in Southern California, I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kyiv, Ukraine. My wife and I love living in Virginia and enjoy taking our two boys on hikes through the Blue Ridge. We really appreciate the history and beauty of the East Coast. I played volleyball and football in high school and I’m passionate about athletics—especially when supporting the Knights! This University has a special place in my heart and I feel blessed to be a part of it.

Email: brad.pinkston@svu.edu
Phone: 540-261-8428

Rachel Maloney

Rachel Maloney

Performing Arts Recruiter

Until Virginia became my home, I was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I graduated from Southern Virginia University, majoring in Liberal Arts with minors in Music, Psychology, and Theatre. While meeting my husband was the highlight of my time at Southern Virginia University, I also participated in multiple choirs, Accolade, theatre productions, and the volleyball team. My goal is to help students feel prepared and excited for their personalized education! Go Knights!

Email: rachel.maloney@svu.edu
Phone: 404-405-9541