The Cypher Society

The William & Mary Cypher Society was established in 1989 by the Board of Visitors of The College of William & Mary in Virginia. All members of the Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary become members of the William & Mary Cypher Society immediately upon completion of their term of office.

Fostering a relationship between the College and its alumni, the Cypher Society performs special projects on behalf of the College. In 2007, the Cypher Society honored Reverend James Blair and Sarah Blair by helping to restore their tombs on Jamestown Island. Reverend Blair was the College's first Rector and President.

The Cypher Society holds an annual meeting during which it is updated on the affairs of the College and the Board of Visitors by the Rector and the President. At the annual meeting the election of officers and executive committee members and the transaction of business are brought before the Society.

Meetings of the William & Mary Cypher Society are held at the College. All Society records are maintained at William & Mary.

Officers: 2012-2013

President:  H. Edward Mann III ‘77
Vice-President:  J. Edward Grimsley ‘51
Secretary:  Robert S. Roberson, MBA ‘73

The President is the principal officer of the Cypher Society and presides over all of the affairs of the Cypher Society.

In the absence of the President, the Vice President performs the duties of the President.

The Secretary keeps minutes of the annual and special meetings of the Cypher Society and is custodian of the membership roll and Cypher Society records.

The three officers plus five at-large members make up the Executive Committee -- the five at- large members are:

  Edward E. Brickell ‘50
  James H. Dillard II ‘59
  Robert J. Faulconer ‘43
  Jeffrey B. Trammell ‘73
  Susan Aheron Magill ‘72