Gilmore appoints three
retiring 10-term member of the U.S. Congress, a prominent Virginia
lawyer and the founder of a Connecticut investment banking firm
are Gov. James Gilmore's new appointments to the University's
governing board, announced earlier this week.
named to the 16-member Board of Visitors were:
7th District U.S. Rep. Thomas J. Bliley Jr. (R-Richmond), who
recently announced that he would not run for re-election in
November. A 1952 graduate of Georgetown University, he will
be the board's only non-U.Va. alumnus.
Gordon F. Rainey Jr., chair of the Richmond-based Hunton & Williams
law firm and immediate past president of the U.Va. Alumni Association.
A "double 'Hoo" with a 1962 bachelor's and 1967 law
degree, he recently served on Gilmore's blue-ribbon task force
on higher education and is a trustee of the U.Va. Law School
Charles Glazer, founder of C.L. Glazer Co. Inc., an investment
management and institutional brokerage firm based in Greenwich,
Conn. A member of the Republican National Committee, Glazer
served on the executive committee of the Virginia Student Aid
Foundation and on the capital campaign's athletic gifts and
national leadership councils. At U.Va., he played football for
three seasons and earned a commerce degree in 1965. He was a
classmate of two current board members, Benjamin P.A. Warthen
and William G. Crutchfield Jr., and of University President
John T. Casteen III.
addition, William H. Goodwin Jr. was re-appointed for a second
four-year term. Goodwin, from Richmond, chairs CAA Industries,
a holding company.
"These individuals share my commitment to ensuring Virginia's
colleges and universities remain affordable and accessible for
all Virginians," Gov. Gilmore said in his announcement. "This
group has demonstrated a commitment of excellence to the University
The newcomers replace three outgoing board members, Albert H.
Small of Washington, Champ Clark of Greene County and Henry L.
Valentine of Richmond. Small was ineligible for re-appointment,
having served two full terms. Clark, who has health problems,
and Valentine were eligible for a second term, but were not re-appointed.
Gilmore expressed his gratitude for the service of the departing
departure means that the board is now completely composed of appointees
of Republican governors, either Gilmore or his predecessor, George
F. Allen. Small had been appointed by Democrat L. Douglas Wilder.