Karen Kennedy Schultz ‘75

Karen Kennedy SchultzDr. Schultz graduated from William & Mary with a B.A. in Fine Arts in 1975; she earned her MBA from Shenandoah College in 1984, and her PhD from Virginia Tech in 2002. Since 2009 she has been a Professor and the Director of the Center for Public Service and Scholarship at Shenandoah University. Dr. Schultz was recognized by Shenandoah University with the Outstanding Teaching award in 2009 and has numerous other awards for teaching.  The Student Government Association awarded her with the Director’s Award for Outstanding Faculty for Civic Engagement.  She is an Algernon Sydney Sullivan awardee. Active in community affairs and local government, she served on the Virginia Governor’s Advisory Board for Service and Volunteerism and the Board of Trustees of Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury. She is a member of the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and the Rotary Club of Winchester City.  She served on the Winchester School Board, the governing board for the Mountain Vista Governor’s School, the Virginia School Board Association and the National School Board Association.  Long active in support of her alma mater, she is currently a member of the William & Mary Giving Societies, has served on both her 35th and 40th year reunion committees and spent more than 10 years on William & Mary’s Leadership Council. Dr. Schultz has also been involved with William & Mary’s Active Citizens Conference, where she presented sessions in both 2012 and 2015.  Her husband, Eugene Schultz, is a member of the Class of 1975, and their two children, Katie and Ben, are both graduates of William & Mary. Dr. Schultz was appointed to the Board of Visitors in 2015.  Previously she served as Vice Chair of the Committee on Academic Affairs.  Currently she serves as Chair of the Committee on Academic Affairs and is a member of the Committee on the Student Experience and the Richard Bland College Committee.

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