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. She is currently pursuing an Undergraduate Certificate in Information Systems.

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. Her general responsibilities include maintaining the Common Ground website, monitoring the department's budgets, managing the office's student assistants, 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 writing, reading, and spending time with her husband, twin daughters, and incredibly spoiled pooches, Chester and Macy.


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

Hardware and Software Technology Standards Committee, 2010 -

Scholars At Risk Committee, 2012 - 2013

UR Comes Out! Committee, 2015 - 2016

In Common Committee, 2019 -

M.L.A., University of Richmond, 2016
Horrific Literature
B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University 1992
Sociology & Anthropology
Contact Information
(804) 484-1652
Areas of Expertise
Budget Policies & Procedures
Website Content Management