Jeffrey Kraus

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Relations,

If Jeffrey Kraus had been a little bit bigger, he would be playing football for the Pittsburgh Steelers. If he could skate a little faster, he would be playing hockey for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Instead, Jeff – who was hired in early 2007 as the VCCS Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Relations – spent years working as a national wire service, radio network and award-winning television reporter in Richmond, covering state government and politics.

His professional background includes strategic communications, speechwriting, and media relations for three years for Governor Timothy M. Kaine. He is a two-time graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, most recently completing a master’s degree program in multimedia journalism. Jeff and his wife Lisa live in Short Pump with the most over-privileged dog and the meanest cat you could ever meet.