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 Shani F Buchholz
Shani F Buchholz
Administrative Coordinator

Shani graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Anthropology and from the University of Richmond with a Master of Liberal Arts degree (2016) and a Certificate in Information Systems (2020).

Shani worked in the Information Technology Department at Ukrop's Super Markets, Inc. for 20 years before switching gears and joining the University of Richmond. In addition to heading up the Administrative Support in Thriving, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity program, her general responsibilities include maintaining the Common Ground website, monitoring the department's budgets, and doing her best to ensure that Common Ground continues to provide high-quality programming for the UR campus community.

In her free time, Shani enjoys reading, working on logic puzzles, and spending time with her husband, twin daughters, and incredibly spoiled fur babies, Chester, Macy, and Joy-Stunk.


Sustainability Leadership Award, 2019

Daniel McDonald Roberts and Frances Taylor Roberts Master of Liberal Arts Memorial Book Award, 2016

Golden Key Award, 2016

Golden Key International Honour Society
Richmond Technology Council
Institutional Service

Current Assignments

Hardware and Software Technology Standards Committee, 2010 -

In Common Committee, 2019 -

Alternate Building Emergency Coordinator for THC, 2019 - 

Prior Assignments

Scholars At Risk Committee, 2012 - 2013

UR Comes Out! Committee, 2015 - 2016

M.L.A., University of Richmond 2016
Horrific Literature
B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University 1992
Sociology & Anthropology
Contact Information
325 Tyler Haynes Commons
(804) 484-1652
Areas of Expertise
Administrative Support in Thriving, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
Budget Policies & Procedures
Website Content Management