James Cathro

James R Cathro

Director of Finance and Administration

James is the Director of Finance and Administration at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. A 2005 US Naval Academy graduate and 2016 Batten School alumnus, James initially worked in UVA’s Office of Financial Planning and Analysis after earning his Master of Public Policy. He happily returned to Batten as the Assistant Director of Budget and Finance in 2018. In his current role, James works through a diverse array of interesting challenges, helping facilitate everything from financial reporting to research administration to human resources actions. He also serves as a Commander in the Naval Reserve and was formerly an active-duty Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer in the US Navy.