Sybil Todd was an accomplished and deeply loved associate dean at UVA, whose years of service spanned the mid-1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Her enthusiasm for the student experience at UVA and her genuine care for the students she encountered are still recalled with fondness by many alumni. Through her passionate devotion to the First-Year Seminar, Orientation, student athletics, Resident Staff, and other programs and groups, Sybil made everyone feel special.
After being diagnosed with cancer, Dean Todd’s all-too-short life came to an end in February 2007. Sybil’s many friends from her days at UVA (and her years elsewhere in the higher education community) came together to establish an endowed deanship in her name at the University. Once fully funded at $1 million, the Sybil Todd Endowed Deanship will yield $50,000 annually for use by the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer in recruiting and retaining top talent consistent with Sybil’s own impact on the University. In addition, a current dean will carry the named position as an honor.