Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors comprises 14 voting members appointed by the governor to four-year terms and confirmed by the General Assembly. It is the governing body of Christopher Newport, and controls funds, real estate and property, makes rules and regulations, appoints the president and all members of the faculty, and other personnel as required.

Online Board Agendas



Robert R. Hatten, Esq.

Gloucester, Virginia

Vice Rector

C. Bradford Hunter '04

Portsmouth, Virginia


Terri M. McKnight, CPA '86

Fairfax Station, Virginia

Board Members

Lindsey Carney Smith, Esq. ’01

Newport News, Virginia

William R. Ermatinger

Toano, Virginia

Maria Herbert '86

Suffolk, Virginia

W. Bruce Jennings

Fairfax, Virginia

Steven S. Kast ’87

Poquoson, Virginia

The Honorable Gabriel A. Morgan Sr.

Newport News, Virginia 

Christy T. Morton '01

Saluda, Virginia

Kellye L. Walker, Esq.

Williamsburg, Virginia

Dr. Ella P. Ward

Chesapeake, Virginia

Judy Ford Wason

Williamsburg, Virginia

Junius H. Williams Jr.

Portsmouth, Virginia

Faculty Representative

Dr. Tatiana Rizova

Department of Political Science

Student Representative

Henry Womble

Student Government Association President

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