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


Position Name From Bio
Rector Robert R. Hatten, Esq. Gloucester, Virginia Robert R. Hatten, Esq. biography
Vice Rector C. Bradford Hunter '04 Chesapeake, Virginia Bradford Hunter biography
Secretary Terri M. McKnight, CPA '86 Fairfax Station, Virginia Terri McKnight biography
Member Regina P. Brayboy '84 Suffolk, Virginia Regina Brayboy biography
Member Lindsey Carney Smith, Esq. '01 Newport News, Virginia Lindsey Carney Smith biography
Member William R. Ermatinger Toano, Virginia William Ermatinger biography
Member Maria Herbert '86 Suffolk, Virginia Maria Herbert biography
Member W. Bruce Jennings Fairfax, Virginia Bruce Jennings biography
Member Steven S. Kast '87 Yorktown, Virginia Steven S. Kast '87 biography
Member The Honorable Gabriel A. Morgan Sr. Newport News, Virginia Gabriel Morgan Sr. biography
Member Christy T. Morton '01 Saluda, Virginia Christy Morton biography
Member Dr. Ella P. Ward Chesapeake, Virginia Ella Ward biography
Member Judy Ford Wason Williamsburg, Virginia Judy Ford Wason biography
Member Junius H. Williams Jr. Portsmouth, Virginia Junius Williams Jr. biography
Faculty Representative Dr. Tatiana Rizova Department of Political Science n/a
Student Representative Lauren Janes Student Government Association President n/a
Alumni Representative Cynthia Allen-Whyte '97 Alumni Society President n/a
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