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.
University of Mary Washington
Range of Potential Tuition Increases for 2020-21
The 2020 General Assembly recommended funding for a Tuition Moderation Pool. Funding from this pool was intended to provide additional state budget support to those public higher education institutions that maintained 2020-21 tuition and mandatory E&G fees for in-state undergraduate students at the same levels charged in 2019-20.
A final state budget for the 2020-22 biennium has not yet been finalized due to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impact on state revenues. However, in the event that the state adopts a budget that maintains the original funding levels recommended by the General Assembly, the University of Mary Washington (UMW) will participate with no increase in the 2020-21 tuition rates.
If the adopted state budget for the 2020-22 biennium does not include full-funding for a Tuition Moderation Pool, UMW’s potential tuition increase range is 2% to 7%.
Revenue from a tuition increase in 2020-21 will support additional funding for student financial assistance and ongoing operating cost increases for utilities, contracts, leases, equipment, and facilities maintenance.
As currently scheduled, UMW’s Board of Visitors will vote on the 2020-21 tuition and fee rates at its meeting on May 8, 2020.
Recent Board Minutes
BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2011, BOARD MEETING AGENDA, MINUTES, AND POLICIES CAN BE FOUND ON BOARDDOCS.