September 21, 2023

Meta Braymer Retirement Farewell, 6/11

Meta R. Braymer (center) poses with Joy Crump and Beth Black (left to right), the inaugural recipients of the Meta R. Braymer Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Dr. Meta R. Braymer, Vice President for Economic Development and Regional Engagement, is retiring after more than 23 years of distinguished service to the University of Mary Washington.

Dr. Braymer came to UMW in 1990 as the director of graduate and continuing studies. She oversaw the development of the Stafford campus and served as the dean of the faculty and vice president for graduate and professional studies. Most recently, Dr. Braymer led the University’s regional engagement efforts and the formation of the Center for Economic Development, which encompasses UMW’s Small Business Development Center, professional development programs, and the Dahlgren campus. She is a founding member of the UMW Leadership Colloquium for Professional Women.  She the recipient of the prestigious Washington Medallion and the Board of Visitors recently honored her with emeritus status upon her retirement. An award is also named in her honor, the Meta R. Braymer Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Please join us on Tuesday, June 11 at 3 p.m. in Dodd Foyer as we extend best wishes to Meta Braymer, a respected member of the UMW community who will be greatly missed.