The following press release was sent by University Relations at 8:25 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19:
President Judy G. Hample has made the decision to leave the University of Mary Washington, effective June 30, 2010 in order to pursue other interests in higher education.
“I have especially enjoyed my opportunity to work with the talented faculty, gifted students, and dedicated alumni of Mary Washington” said Hample.
“On behalf of the Board of Visitors, I want to thank President Hample for her dedicated service to the University. She began the important process of charting the University’s future course, and she will be remembered for leading the institution through a time of transition” said Nanalou Sauder, Rector of the Board of Visitors.
Judy G. Hample was appointed the eighth President of the University of Mary Washington on July 1, 2008. Prior to her arrival, she was Chancellor of Pennsylvania’s 14-campus public university system. Previously, she was Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor of the State University System of Florida. Dr. Hample’s higher education system experience is complemented by more than 20 years of campus experience as a tenured faculty member and academic administrator. She earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in communication and secondary education (French) from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. She holds both master’s and doctoral degrees in communication from The Ohio State University.
The Board of Visitors will turn its attention to the selection of interim leadership and a timeline for recruiting a new president.