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.
Board of Visitors to Consider New Rates for Meal Plans and Student Housing Effective 2018-2019
The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors will consider new rates for meal plans and student housing effective for the 2018-2019 academic year during their November meeting scheduled for Friday, November 17, 2017, in the Minor Executive Board Room at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center, 1119 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia. This is an open meeting. No public comment will be taken.
For meal plans, rate increases between 2.5 percent and 4.5 percent will be considered. The new meal plan rates will be required to support cost increases incurred by the UMW’s food service provider for the price of food, employee compensation, and fuel costs.
For student housing, rate increases are expected to be between 3.0 percent and 7.0 percent and the associated revenue will be earmarked to support critical renovations to the University’s residence halls.
The November meeting agenda will be available and accessible online by close of business on Monday, November 13, 2017, on BoardDocs or by calling the Office of the President at (540) 654-1301.
Recent Board Minutes
BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2011, BOARD MEETING AGENDA, MINUTES, AND POLICIES CAN BE FOUND ON BOARDDOCS.