Alumni Advisory Board

The Dean of the University of Mary Washington College of Arts and Sciences recognized an opportunity to leverage the University’s network of alumni as a valuable and available resource with which to identify, establish, expand and articulate the value of a University of Mary Washington education and degree, in terms of reputation, students’ opportunities, career choices, and personal happiness and fulfillment in the post-university environment. This network, if appropriately focused, could present a force-multiplier in raising the University’s reputation, communicating its value and opportunity, and increasing its exposure. Additionally, an Advisory Board can augment and enhance the University’s ability to more efficiently transition students from the classroom to their careers, providing insight, access, experience and assistance, to students.

In 2013, the Dean began efforts to identify, solicit and recruit for service on the CAS Advisory Board, participation from UMW / MWC alumni who had achieved high levels of personal and professional achievement within industry, government and academia. It was his vision that these individuals would be brought together with the singular goal of looking at existing and envisioned programs within the College of Arts and Sciences, applying real-world perspective and experience, and providing advisory services with regard to how and where the College could improve and effectively articulate the superior value of the University. The Board should be able to address the ways in which value derives from opportunities and resources for both students in residence and after they have graduated.

CAS Advisory Board Members
Name Occupation
John Anstey ‘93 President, Anstey-Hodge Advertising Group
Scott Bessette ‘87 CEO, Charter Technologies
Diane Christopher Bridge ‘80 Baker Botts LLP
Betsy Bryan ‘71 Professor, Egyptology, Johns Hopkins University
Elizabeth Craig ‘77 Director, Climate Protection, US Environmental Protection Agency
Monita Fontaine ‘73 Vice-President, Governmental Relations, National Marine Manufacturers Association
Karen Ann Laino ‘71 Director of Intelligence, International Military Staff, NATO
Barbara Hall ‘69 Director of Development (retired), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Heather Knapp J.D. ‘93 Senior Counsel, Momenta Pharmaceuticals
Susan Levitt ‘83 McEnearney Associates, Realtor
Mary MacPherson ‘71 Principal, M2Works LLC
Gale Mattox ‘72 Professor, Political Science, US Naval Academy; Director, Foreign Policy Program, AICGS, Johns Hopkins University
Kara Matala ‘94 Board Certified Family Physician, Roanoke Partners In Health, PC
Patricia McGinnis ‘69 Former President and CEO, Council for Excellence, Professor, George Washington University
Kevin Nies ‘75 Director, Medical School Admissions, George Washington University
Patricia Reinhardt ‘85 Managing Partner, Packaging Machinery, Reinhardt Lippincott
Elaine Talbert Williams ‘74 Psychologist
David Wrubel ‘97 Executive Officer, Directorate for Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency