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W. Heywood Fralin Elected Vice Rector Of The
University Of Virginia; Will Become Rector In 2007

June 10, 2005 -- W. Heywood Fralin of Roanoke today was elected vice rector of the University of Virginia. After a two-year term, he will become the University’s 39th rector in 2007.

Fralin is chief executive officer of Medical Facilities of America Inc., which operates nursing homes in Virginia and North Carolina, and Retirement Unlimited Inc., which operates retirement centers in Virginia.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from U.Va.’s College of Arts & Sciences in 1962 and a law degree from American University in 1965. He is a past member of the Board of Managers of the University of Virginia Alumni Association, past president of the Virginia Student Aid Foundation (now the Virginia Athletics Foundation), and a past member of Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors. He is the current chairman of the Virginia Business-Higher Education Council, and a member past and present of numerous civic boards and committees in Roanoke and across the state.

Gov. Mark Warner appointed Fralin to U.Va.’s Board of Visitors in March 2004. He has chaired the External Affairs Committee and is a member of the Finance and Student Affairs and Athletics committees.

Contact: Carol Wood, (434) 924-6189

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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