Members of the Simpson Circle gathered virtually on February 17, 2022, to participate in the induction of new Simpson Circle members. Current members of the Board of Visitors joined in from the Rappahannock Ballroom at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center.
Former Rector Dan Steen ’84 moderated the event; current Rector Heather Crislip ’95 paid tribute to the new inductees, and President Paino shared University updates. Senator Edd Houck explained the importance of legislative advocacy and how it relates to the approval of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s FY 2023 budget. Click below to view the recording:
The Simpson Circle was created in 2012 as a way to keep past members and rectors of the Board of Visitors engaged in the life of the University.
The “Simpson” name is in honor of Grellet C. Simpson, who served as Chancellor of Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia from 1956 through 1972. He officially became president after legislation separated Mary Washington from UVA and, at that time, also created a 12-member governing board known as the Rector and Visitors of Mary Washington College.
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