July 1, 2008 — Beginning July 1, 2008, the University of Virginia Alumni Association's Board of Managers will be under new leadership. Lisa O. Gardner (Col '79) was elected as the board's chair, with Stephen A. Riddick (Col '85) as vice chair. Allen B. Rider III (Col '76, GSBA '83) completed his term as chair on June 30. Retiring board members include Whittington W. Clement (Col '70, Law '74), Eileen F. Edmunds (Col '88, Law '94), Jason A. Gill (Col '94), John T.W. Hawkins (Col '76), Timothy J. Ingrassia (Col '86), Edward C. Mitchell Jr. (Col '63) and Richard B. Payne Jr. (Col '70).
The board elected the following alumni to renewable three-year terms, which commence on July 1, 2008:
Atiim "Tiki" K. Barber (Com '97); New York, New York
Elizabeth P. Foster (Com '82); Norfolk, Virginia
Alexander B. "Brit" Hume (Col '65); Hume, Virginia
Timothy G. O'Shea (Com '81, GSBA '85); Richmond, Virginia
Noreen L. Poulson (Col '78); New Canaan, Connecticut
Bryant L. Stith (Col '92); Lawrenceville, Virginia
Michele T. Tarbet (Nurs '74); Rancho Santa Fe, California
The University of Virginia Alumni Association was founded in 1838 and serves the University's alumni as a self-governing Virginia non-stock corporation. Governance resides with the volunteer Board of Managers. There are 37 members of the board, whose composition reflects the overall U.Va. alumni population. President John T. Casteen III (Col '65, Grad '70) and Glynn Key (Col '86, Law '89) from the University's Board of Visitors are ex officio members of the board.
The Alumni Association's programs and services include Reunions, the Virginia Magazine, Alumni Interest Groups, current student engagement, scholarships, admission advising, career services and the UVaFund.
For more about the Alumni Association, visit www.alumni.virginia.edu.