July 17, 2024

UMW Board of Visitors Renames Center to Honor Hurley

The following message is from UMW’s Board of Visitors:

The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors today voted to rename the Information and Technology Convergence Center in honor of the University’s ninth president, Richard V. Hurley. The center will be known as the Hurley Convergence Center.

“President Hurley has made an indelible impact at Mary Washington,” said Rector Holly Cuellar. “We wanted to recognize his accomplishments with one of our highest tributes to a president.”

Hurley, who retires next June, has served as president since July 1, 2010. During 16-year career at UMW, he twice served as acting president, as well as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of the UMW Foundation.

As president, Hurley has implemented the University’s 2009-2014 Strategic Plan and launched a new strategic plan. He has directed numerous facilities and capital projects, including completion of the 72,000-square-foot technology center, which will bear his name, and the 100,000-square-foot University Center, which opened this fall. In addition, he oversaw construction of the Anderson Center convocation and athletics arena and the design and construction of Mary Washington’s third campus, the Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research in King George County.

Hurley has embarked upon the $50 million Mary Washington First fundraising campaign, now in its final year, to bolster UMW’s programs and initiatives. As a board member for the UMW Foundation, he played a key role in the acquisition and development of the Eagle Village mixed-use venture.

Beyond campus, Hurley is recognized as an active community leader and is strongly committed to regional engagement and economic development. He formed the UMW Center for Economic Development and has engaged a wide variety of community and business leaders to create a regional economic development plan.

Earlier this year, he received the Prince B. Woodard Leadership Award, awarded by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, for a lifetime of service to the Fredericksburg region. The Chamber also recognized him as a Local Legend.


  1. Betty Bradshaw says

    Congratulations Rick, you deserve it.

  2. Jenifer L. Blair, Ed.D. '82 says

    Thank you Rick for all you have done for UMW! I am pleased the BOV members have named this building for you to honor your legacy.