September 19, 2017

An Unconventional Approach: A Profile of Dr. Lee Skallerup Bessette (Women in Higher Education, September 2017 issue)


Richardson: What you permit, you promote (The Free Lance-Star)

Carly Fiorina will not run for Senate, eases path to nomination for Corey Stewart (The Washington Post; Laredo Morning Times)

Can anti-Trump fervor win elections? These Democrats aren’t seeing the money

Appointment of Parking Task Force

The following message is from the Office of the President:

Dear Campus,

In light of the Fredericksburg City Council’s recent decisions concerning public access to parking on public streets adjacent or near campus, I am appointing a Campus Parking Task Force to recommend what changes, if any, UMW must now make to ensure adequate parking for employees and students.

The city council voted in August to restrict daily parking to two-hours on parts of College Avenue adjacent to campus and parking in the surrounding neighborhoods of College Heights and College Terrace to residents only. These changes go into effect January 1, 2018.

The task force will be chaired by Lynne Richardson, Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration, and will include:

  • Charles Tate, Student Success Coordinator
  • Gregg Stull, Chair and Professor of Theatre
  • Melissa Yakabouski, Director of Admissions
  • Jean Elliott, Parking Management Supervisor
  • Justin Rivera, Student
  • John Wiltenmuth, Associate Vice President, Facilities Services

I want to thank these dedicated members of the Mary Washington community for their service. It is important work that must be done within a tight timeframe, so we all owe them our gratitude.



Troy Paino


Stafford County Schools Use of Stafford Campus

The following message is from the Office of the Provost: 

Effective September 5, the Stafford County Public School system will be renting space at the Stafford Campus for their Alternative Education Program. The program will be using the first floor offices and classrooms in the Gates Hudson Building. Activity will mostly be during the day between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. UMW staff, faculty and students should be aware that this may affect parking availability during these hours so please plan accordingly. Should you have any questions about the program, you may contact Kevin Caffrey, Stafford Campus Coordinator,


More Democrats Are Running For Virginia State-Level Offices. Will They Win? (WAMU)

Fredericksburg to demolish building to expand library parking lot (The Free Lance-Star)

Can Anti-Trump Fervor Win Elections? These Dems Aren’t Seeing the Money (NBC

Va. election will show how the ‘Trump coalition’ is holding, scholar says (WTOP)