December 2, 2022

UMW Presidential Address Ushers in the 2022-23 Academic Year

UMW President Troy Paino addresses faculty and staff before the start of the fall 2022 semester. Photo by Paige Shiplett.

UMW President Troy Paino addresses faculty and staff before the start of the fall 2022 semester. Photo by Paige Shiplett.

University of Mary Washington President Troy Paino kicked off the fall semester – and the 2022-23 academic year – Tuesday morning during an in-person address to faculty and staff.

“I haven’t been able to welcome you like this for a while,” Paino said from the stage in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium.

The start-of-the-semester assembly came after what Paino called a busy summer and a very successful legislative session in which the commonwealth made a historic investment in UMW. The president spoke of plans for the funding, the launch of a new strategic vision slated to be revealed this fall, the filling of key administrative roles and – most importantly – the importance of welcoming a strong and diverse incoming class. Read more or watch the YouTube video of the entire address.