Contact Us

We are here for you.

Please do not hesitate to contact Jeff or Courtney if you have any questions! We are looking forward to speaking with you soon. Additionally, our supporting Batten Staff is here to assist you with your needs as they arise. Our contact information is below.

Jeff Chidester

Jeff Chidester, Executive Director of External Affairs

Tel: 434-924-7330
Cell: 434-242-7172
Email: jchidester@virginia.edu

Courtney Leistensnider

Courtney Leistensnider, Admissions Coordinator

Tel: 434-243-2428
Email: crl4sn@virginia.edu

Supporting Batten Team

While the Admissions Team continues to be a support for you as you make the transition to Charlottesville, we wanted to introduce you to our colleagues that will be quintessential to your success at Batten over the next two years. Please use them as resources over the coming months:

Kristine Nelson

Kristine Nelson, Assistant Director Of Academic Programs & Registrar

Amanda Crombie

Amanda Crombie, Director Of Academic Programs

Steve Hiss

Steve Hiss, Director Of Career Services And Alumni Engagement

Hannah Guffey

Hannah Guffey, Assistant Director Of Career Services

Jill Rockwell

Jill Rockwell, Senior Assistant Dean For Student And Career Services

Jay Pence

Jay T Pence, Student Services And Operations Manager

Diane Biesecker

Diane Biesecker, Acting Director of Information Technology

Ben Hartless, IT Manager