Laura Mellusi, Finance and Administration Manager, has worked at UVA for over 15 years and in the Art Department since 2014. She is responsible for managing the Art Department’s overall operations, supervising most of the staff, and overseeing all financial and human resource plans and actions. Her financial duties include budget planning, financial accounting, and tracking incoming gifts, grants, and finding other funding resources. As the department human resources liaison, she manages faculty, staff, and student hiring and personnel related tasks. She is a collaborative partner with the Department Chair, Studio Program Director, Graduate Program Director and other Dean’s office leadership in accomplishing the art department’s long-term and short-term strategic goals. In addition to working closely with the Art Department faculty and staff, she supports several interdisciplinary programs including the Arts Administration Echols Major Advisor, Archaeology Program Director, and the Medieval Studies Program Director.