Richard V. Hurley assumed the presidency of the University of Mary Washington on July 1, 2010, with the primary goal of making UMW the best public liberal arts university in the nation. His inauguration as the University’s ninth president, held on Friday, September 30, 2011, has formalized his leadership, acknowledging and celebrating his 11 years of dedication to Mary Washington and three decades in higher education.
Engaging Minds. Serving the World.
President Hurley has chosen as the theme of his inauguration “Engaging Minds. Serving the World.” The theme expresses his strong belief in the importance of a stimulating educational environment and the value of a liberal arts education coupled with his support for the Mary Washington community’s remarkable dedication to public service.