June 8, 2007 - John O. “Dubby” Wynne of Virginia Beach today unanimously was elected vice rector of the University of Virginia. Wynne, who was appointed to U.Va.’s Board of Visitors in March 2003 by Gov. Mark Warner, will become the University’s 40th rector on July 1, 2009, after serving a two-year term as vice rector.
Wynne is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Landmark Communications, Inc. in Norfolk, Virginia and continues as a member of Landmark's Board of Directors.
He received his B.A. from Princeton University in 1967 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1971. He serves on the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia, having previously served on the Board of Managers of the U.Va. Alumni Association.
Wynne's many civic and professional affiliations include vice-chair of the Coalition for Virginia's Future, chair of the executive committee of the Virginia Business Council, member of the Governor's Commission on Efficiency and Effectiveness, and member of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Board of Trustees. He has previously served as a member of the executive committee of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges and of the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia. He is a Charter Trustee, Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee, and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees at Princeton University, where he also served as the 250th Anniversary Campaign co-chair.
While serving on the University's board, Wynne has chaired the U.Va. Investment Management Company and the Board of Visitors Special Committee on Planning, and is also a member of the Finance and Educational Policy committees, as well as the Special Committee on Foundations, Special Committee on Diversity, and the Subcommittee on Legislative and Executive Affairs.
A native of Norfolk, Wynne resides in Virginia Beach with his wife Susan.