RD36 - University of Mary Washington 2018 Annual Executive Summary of Interim Activity and Work of the Board of Visitors
In accordance with Va. Code § 23-2.05, the Board of Visitors of the University of Mary Washington provides the following summary of its activities since the submission of its last executive summary. Pursuant to Va. Code § 23-2.01, the Board continued its practice of conducting all Board, committee, and subcommittee meetings in compliance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Va. Code § 2.2-3700 et seq. Consistent with the requirements of Va. Code § 23-2.02, the Board's bylaws are posted on the Board's website. The Board of Visitors revised their bylaws in February 2018 to incorporate reference to Virginia Code § 23.1-300, which requires Virginia residency of the Rector or Vice Rector. An Attorney General’s representative has been invited to all Board meetings and has attended most. The Board conducted its regular annual assessment of the President. As required by Va. Code § 23-2.03, the Board held a closed meeting to provide an evaluation of the University President's performance. In accordance with Va. Code § 23-2.04, the Board's Executive Committee organized the working processes of the Board to accomplish the specific governance practices identified therein. The Board has adopted a statement of governance and a code of ethics for Visitors. Effective July 2018, three new Board members were appointed by the Governor. The Board conducted orientation and continuing education programs for Visitors that included training on the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. All three of the newly appointed members of the Board, as well as one member who was appointed in 2017, attended the mandatory SCHEV orientation program in October 2018.