A familiar face in Loudoun County has joined the staff at Shenandoah University.
Ernie Carnevale recently accepted the role of director of government and community services for Loudoun County, a new position designed to get the word out about the university’s programming throughout Northern Virginia.
Carnevale began the part-time role in September after retiring as president and CEO of Blue Ridge Hospice in May. He led the nonprofit organization for 19 years. He said after a few months of traveling and relaxing, he ran into Mitch Moore, Shenandoah University’s vice president for advancement, who asked what he was up to now. He said the university was looking for someone to help promote the programs at its Scholar Plaza in Landsdowne, a role he said Carnevale would be a good fit for.
“I loved the idea,” Carnevale said. He’s worked as an adjunct professor for the past 18 years, teaching health care management and human resources management.
Shenandoah University established the Scholar Plaza in 2001, offering graduate programs in business, education, and health care in a location more accessible to students throughout Northern Virginia.
Part of Carnevale’s charge is to expand the opportunities for the university’s students to complete their clinical rotations and internships within Loudoun. “My role is to really reach out to find out how Shenandoah University can be a better partner in the Loudoun community.”