Four appointed to Board
Y. Syd Dorsey, Georgia M. Willis, L.F. Payne Jr.,
John O. Dubby Wynne
Mark R. Warner last week announced four appointments to U.Va.s
Board of Visitors, all
replacing board members whose terms had expired.
individuals appointed on March 6 were recommended by the Governors
Advisory Commission on Higher Education Board Appointments, established
in February 2002 by Warner with instructions to review potential
candidates for higher education board appointments based on merit,
experience, sound judgment and proven leadership.
of these appointees has demonstrated a strong commitment to public
service and to the University of Virginia, said Warner.
These appointees also share a vision of quality higher education
being available to all Virginians, and I appreciate their willingness
to serve in this vital public policy role.
O. Dubby Wynne of Virginia Beach is a retired president
and chief executive officer of Landmark Communications. Wynne
earned an undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1967
and a law degree from U.Va. in 1971. He is a member of the Board
of Managers and Executive Committee of the U.Va. Alumni Association,
and is a former member of the State Council of Higher Education
for Virginia and a former trustee of the executive committee of
the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.
Y. Syd Dorsey of Hanover County is IBM Corp.s
worldwide marketing manager for state and local governments. Dorsey
earned an undergraduate degree from the University in 1982 and
a masters degree from the Universitys Darden School
of Business Administration in 1987. Dorsey, a director of the
University Alumni Association, also serves on the board of directors
for the Virginia High-Tech Partnership, which seeks to link Virginia
high-tech employers with students from Virginias historically
M. Willis of Ruther Glen is senior vice president of Virginia
Heartland Bank. Willis earned an undergraduate degree from the
University in 1983. Willis, a director of the Universitys
McIntire School of Commerce Charter Cornerstone Society, also
serves as president of the board of the Germanna Community College
Foundation and is a former member of the board of directors of
Shenandoah Universitys Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business.
Payne Jr. of Nelson County is chief executive officer of McGuire
Woods Consulting and served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from 1988 until 1997. Payne earned an undergraduate degree from
Virginia Military Institute in 1967 and a masters degree
from the Universitys Darden Graduate School of Business
Administration in 1973. He is a member of the board of directors
of the George C. Marshall Foundation and is a former member of
the U.Va. Foundation Board.
new board members bring expertise in areas that are important
to the work of the board and the University, said U.Va.
President John T. Casteen III. All four have been active
alumni. Their experience of the University has special value.
All of us look forward to working with the new visitors in the
also offered his thanks for the generous service and outstanding
contributions of the four board members whose terms have expired:
John P. Ackerly III, who served as the Universitys rector
from March 1998 through this year; Elizabeth A. Boo
Twohy; T. Keister Greer and Elsie G. Holland.