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U.Va. Honors The Goodwins
Says farewell to two-term Board member, names bridge for Richmond couple

February 6, 2004 -- University of Virginia officials honored longtime benefactors Alice T. and William H. Goodwin Jr. (Darden ’66), of Richmond, at a Board of Visitors meeting today with the passage of two resolutions.

One of the resolutions commended Bill Goodwin, at his final Board meeting, for his eight years as a “true leader” on the University’s Board of Visitors.

During his two-term tenure, the maximum time a member can be appointed, Goodwin served as chairman of the Board’s Finance Committee and UVIMCO. He also served on the Board’s Executive Committee, the Medical Center Operating Board, the Buildings and Grounds Committee, and the University of Virginia at Wise Committee.

The resolution further commended him for his “extraordinarily successful career” as a businessman and leader in his city, state and alma mater. It also recognized both he and Mrs. Goodwin for their “profound sense of responsibility” in giving back to their community.

The resolution concluded: “The Board salutes its friend and colleague, William H. Goodwin Jr., thanks Alice T. Goodwin, and expresses its profound gratitude to them both for their service and devotion to the University of Virginia.”

The second resolution approved by the Board of Visitors named a pedestrian bridge, now under construction, the Goodwin Bridge in honor of the couple. The bridge, which will span Emmet Street near Massie Road, is slated for completion in July 2004. When it is finished, the west abutment of the bridge will bear a plaque acknowledging the Goodwins for their “living vision of a university united and strengthened by excellence in many different programs and by buildings and open spaces worthy of Thomas Jefferson’s original conception.”

Mr. Goodwin is chairman of CCA Industries, a company whose holdings include the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond and Kiawah Island Resort in South Carolina. He and his wife have supported many areas of the University, from athletics to the Darden School, where their gifts helped make possible the multipurpose arena, now being built, and the Darden Grounds. They also have supported the School of Medicine; in the spring of 2002, the Goodwins gave $6 million to accelerate clinical trials of promising new therapies for cancers of the pancreas, head and neck, brain, and lungs. Earlier they contributed $3.9 million to advance the University’s research on anti-cancer vaccines.

Contact: Rebecca Arrington, (434) 924-7189

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services


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