The University of Mary Washington is a public corporation that by statute is governed by the Board of Visitors, one member of which is elected every two years to serve as Rector. Composed of 12 members appointed by the Governor of Virginia, the Board is empowered to establish the mission and purpose of the University and to promote the general welfare of the institution. Some of the specific responsibilities of the Board of Visitors include appointing the President, determining institutional policies, setting faculty salaries, fixing tuition and fees, awarding degrees, approving changes to the curriculum and the Honor System, and overseeing the Internal Audit office.
The appointment of the Board of Visitors is set forth by the Code of Virginia, which requires that Board appointment be confirmed by the General Assembly. In addition, at least six members of the Board must be alumni of the University, and no more than three may be nonresidents of Virginia. Each member serves a term of four years and may be eligible for reappointment to one successive term.
Recent Board Minutes
BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2011, BOARD MEETING AGENDA, MINUTES, AND POLICIES CAN BE FOUND ON BOARDDOCS.
UMW Board of Visitors
To Consider New Rates for Tuition & Fees
The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors will consider a potential increase in tuition and fees between 0% and 4% for 2021-22 during their electronic meeting scheduled on Friday, April 16, 2021. This is an open meeting. No public comment will be taken. The meeting agenda will be available and accessible online by close of business on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at http://www.boarddocs.com/va/umw/Board.nsf or by calling the Office of the President at (540) 654-1301.
Revenue from a tuition increase in 2021-22 will support additional funding for state-mandated compensation actions for faculty and staff, an anticipated increase in-state rates for health insurance premiums, restoration of faculty and staff salary actions taken to balance the 2020-21 operating budget, and other ongoing operating cost increases, such as contracts, leases, and state administrative charges.