The First African American Rector at the University of Virginia

Martin_GeorgeEarlier this week George Keith Martin, a Richmond attorney, became the first African American rector of the board of visitors of the University of Virginia. Martin has served on the university’s governing board since 2011.

“This University has important work ahead, including the implementation of a new strategic plan, a new financial model and the everyday priority of ensuring that U.Va. provides the best education possible to our students,” Martin said. “I am grateful to my colleagues who have entrusted me with this privilege to serve as rector. It truly is an honor, and I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the board, the president and her team to move U.Va. forward.”

Martin is a 1975 graduate of the University of Virginia and the Howard University School of Law. He is the managing partner of the McGuireWoods LLP’s office in Richmond.


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