Board of Visitors

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The Board of Visitors ("BoV") is the 16- member governing body of the University of Virginia appointed by the Governor of Virginia.

In 1926, Mary-Cooke Branch Munford became the third woman ever to serve on the board.

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Each member is appointed for a term of four years and may be reappointed for one additional term. The board can choose to elect a student as a nonvoting participant for a period of one year.[1]

Current membership

The members of the BoV as of July 1, 2012 are:

  • Helen E. Dragas, Rector, Virginia Beach, VA
  • George Keith Martin, Vice Rector, Richmond, VA[2]
  • Frank B. Atkinson, Richmond, VA
  • A. MacDonald Caputo, Greenwich, CT
  • Hunter E. Craig, Charlottesville, VA
  • The Honorable Alan A. Diamonstein, Newport News, VA
  • Allison Cryor DiNardo, Alexandria, VA
  • Marvin W. Gilliam, Jr., Bristol, VA
  • Victoria D. Harker
  • Bobbie G. Kilberg
  • Randal J. Kirk
  • Stephen P. Long, M.D., Richmond, VA
  • Vincent J. Mastracco, Jr., Norfolk, VA
  • Edward D. Miller, M.D., Baltimore, MD
  • John L. Nau III, Houston, TX
  • Timothy B. Robertson, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Linwood H. Rose, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Hillary A Hurd, Student Member, Richmond, VA
  • William H. Goodwin, Senior Advisor to the Board, Richmond, VA
  • Leonard Sandridge, Senior Advisor to the Board, Charlottesville, VA


  1. "Board of Visitors." Board of Visitors. Web. 2 July 2010. <>
  2. Web. UVa Board of Visitors adviser: Leave the past alone, Ted Strong, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, September 14, 2012, retrieved September 14, 2012.

External Links

University of Virginia's Board of Visitors