Our Team

Jon Kucskar

Jon Kucskar, JDJon Kucskar, JD, serves as special assistant to the president and assistant vice president (AVP) for enterprise risk management (ERM) at UMB. As special assistant, he supports the UMB president by providing professional, high-level staffing of the president and his agenda; planning and coordinating long- and short-term projects in the university’s priority areas; and acting as a liaison between the president’s office and key internal and external stakeholders. As AVP for ERM, Jon leads UMB’s ERM program as it is evolving to embed, sustain, and support an entrepreneurial, collaborative, and responsible risk-taking culture across UMB. Also, since 2014, Jon has served each year as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. 

Previously, Jon served as senior commission advisor at the Maryland Public Service Commission; deputy legal counsel to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley; senior attorney at the U.S. Government Accountability Office; and law clerk for a federal judge. He earned a law degree from Maryland Carey Law, a bachelor’s degree from Boston College, and a professional certificate from UMB in Intercultural Leadership. He is a 2017 Leadership Maryland graduate, 2018 winner of The Daily Record’s VIP Award, and graduate of Harvard Kennedy School programs in Leadership Decision Making and Crisis Leadership in Higher Education.

Victoria Meadows

Victoria MeadowsVictoria Meadows, MS, serves as manager of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program at UMB. As manager, Victoria leads the way in the development of the ERM program to bring it to new heights through program development, data analytics, project management, relationship building across UMB schools and units, and related tasks. Previously, Victoria worked in the University of Maryland School of Medicine as lab manager and research specialist in the Center for Epigenetic Research in Child Health and Brain Development in the Department of Pharmacology. Victoria originally joined UMB in 2016 in the School of Medicine as a research assistant in the Department of Anesthesiology. Victoria earned her MS in Management (specialization in Interdisciplinary Studies) from University of Maryland Global Campus and her BA in Biology (minors in Chemistry and Mathematics) from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Victoria is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Law with a focus in Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. One cool item about Victoria is that she is former marine mammal assistant trainer at the National Aquarium. where she worked alongside seven Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.