Program Leadership


The Clark Scholars Program at UVA is supported by a team of faculty and staff committed to facilitating the success of our Scholars. This team includes the Faculty Director and Program Coordinator, but also includes a broader support network within the School of Engineering and Applied Science. In support of the Clark Scholars, our team maintains responsibility for program design and implementation, but also for facilitating broader engagement with the University community at large. Scholars are encouraged to leverage the Program Leadership as a resource for helping support their goals.

UVA's Clark Scholars Team

  • Devin K. Harris

    Clark Scholars Faculty Director


    Dr. Harris is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment (Civil Engineering) at the University of Virginia. In his role as Faculty Director, Professor Harris leads the Clark Scholars Program within the School of Engineering and Applied Science. As Faculty Director, his responsibilities center on the design, oversight and strategic planning for the four-year UVA Clark Scholars Program (CSP). Professor Harris also works to engage the Program and its Scholars with UVA Engineering leadership, University Leadership, while also providing academic and professional support to the Scholars. Other responsibilites included selection of incoming Clark Scholars in collaboration with the Offices of Admissions and Student Financial Services.

    Professor Harris' Faculty Page
  • Alicia Cowan-Brown

    Clark Scholars Program Coordinator


    Alicia joined the Clark Scholars Program in 2022 as the Program Coordinator. She is responsible for program implementation and scholar engagement.

    Contact Alicia
  • Karen Sleezer

    Senior Administrative Coordinator


    Karen Sleezer has worked for the Clark Scholars Program for two years as interim Program Coordinator and Program Associate. She is involved in strategic, logistical, and financial aspects of the program, and especially enjoys scholar engagement activities and development of the global experience and community service pillars. In other roles at UVA, she has managed an internship program for engineering students and facilitated professional development classes for transportation professionals. 

    Contact Karen