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New Members Appointed to VMI Board

FullTextImage/img/@altNewly appointed to the VMI Board of Visitors are John William “Bill” Boland ’73 and Lt. Gen. Frances C. Wilson.

LEXINGTON, Va., July 9, 2013 – Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell earlier this month appointed two new members to the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors and reappointed two others. Appointed to the Board were John William “Bill” Boland ’73 of Richmond, partner at McGuireWoods, and retired U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frances C. Wilson of Virginia Beach. Reappointed were retired U.S. Air Force Gen. John P. Jumper ’66 of Spotsylvania, CEO of SAIC, and Kimber Latsha ’77 of Middletown, Pa., managing partner of Latsha, Davis & McKenna. Each will serve a term of four years.

Boland, chair of McGuireWoods’ business and securities litigation department, focuses his practice on representing financial institutions, especially class actions in the consumer financial services area. In addition, he has extensive experience in securities claims, False Claims Act litigation, and electronic discovery. Boland has served as chair of the commercial litigation section of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys and as a board member and chair of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Civil Litigation. He was a member of the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society Board and served as board president and is a founder of Rebuilding Together, formerly Christmas in April-Richmond, a nonprofit organization that rehabilitates homes for low-income families. Boland holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Richmond.

Wilson retired as president of the National Defense University. In her 37-year Marine Corps career, she served at the U.S. Naval Academy as a company officer in the Brigade of Midshipmen and as an assistant professor in the Professional Development Department; as commander of the 4th Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island; and as commander of Marine Corps Base Quantico and the 3rd Force Service Support Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. She holds master’s degrees from Pepperdine University, University of Northern Colorado, Salve Regina College, and the Naval War College, and a doctorate in education from the University of Southern California. Wilson has earned the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and the French Legion d’honneur.

Leaving the Board after completing two four-year terms are G. Marshall Mundy ’56, partner with Mundy, Rogers & Associates LLP in Roanoke, Va., and Elizabeth D. “Lee” Camp, a retired administrator and chairman of the history department of St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, Va.

New members will take their seats at the Board’s September meeting.