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Robert Hatten headshot

Robert R. Hatten, Esq.

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Rector, Board of Visitors; managing partner of Newport News law firm Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein

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Lindsey Carney Smith headshot

Lindsey Carney Smith, Esq. ‘01

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Member, Board of Visitors; managing partner of Newport News law firm Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein

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William Ermatinger headshot

William R. Ermatinger

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Member, Board of Visitors; executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries

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Maria Herbert headshot

Maria Herbert ‘86

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Member, Board of Visitors; president of MCH Consulting Services

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Rachel Holland headshot

Rachel Holland, PhD

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Faculty Senate president, associate professor of music, director of vocal studies

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Brad Hunter headshot

C. Bradford Hunter ‘04

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Vice rector, Board of Visitors; vice president of commercial lending at TowneBank

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John Lawson

John R. Lawson II

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Member, Board of Visitors; executive chairman of W. M. Jordan Company

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Michael Martin headshot

Michael Martin

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Former rector, Board of Visitors; president of Riverside Retirement Services; president of the Christopher Newport Real Estate Foundation

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Terri M. McKnight, CPA ‘86

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Secretary, Board of Visitors; partner and director of audit at GRF CPAs & Advisors

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N. Scott Millar ‘85

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Former rector, Board of Visitors; member, Christopher Newport Education Foundation Board of Trustees; senior vice president and general manager of corporate human resources at Canon U.S.A.

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Christy Morton headshot

Christy Morton ‘01

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Member, Board of Visitors; vice president of external affairs for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership

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Hayden Olsen

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Student representative; candidate for May 2023 graduation, finance and accounting double major; leadership studies minor; President's Leadership Program (PLP); PLP Ambassador; student-athlete, Greek life

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Tatiana Rizova, PhD

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Associate professor and chair, Department of Political Science; immediate past president of the Faculty Senate

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Jamilia B. Shipman ‘01

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Senior director of foundation, corporate and special giving programs, University Advancement

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Judy Ford Wason

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Member, Board of Visitors; community leader and founding benefactor of the Wason Center for Civic Leadership

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