May 24, 2024

Death of a staff member

We mourn the loss of Kenneth L. Steen, Associate Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations. During his 15-year tenure at Mary Washington, Steen led two successful capital campaigns and inspired ever-increasing alumni engagement.

A South Carolina native, he graduated from Wofford College. He worked in education throughout his career – at Brandon Hall in Atlanta, Baylor School in Chattanooga, and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, where he served as Vice Chancellor for Development.

Steen enjoyed mentoring students and new staff members and often helped connect them to appropriate networks and new career opportunities. He challenged all who knew and worked with him to be better tomorrow than they were yesterday, and to always strive and hope for the best.

At this time, no services are planned.