The following statement is from President Taylor Reveley regarding Thursday's announcement from Governor-elect Ralph Northam that Fran Bradford, associate vice president for government relations at William & Mary, has been appointed deputy secretary of education in Virginia's Department of Education. -Ed
"As one of William & Mary’s preeminent champions for more than 14 years, Fran Bradford has been extraordinarily effective in describing our realities and presenting our views to elected officials and their staff in Richmond and Washington. We will miss her enormously. But we celebrate Fran in her new role as deputy secretary and know that the Commonwealth will benefit from her knowledge of higher education and her tireless commitment to its excellence. We are very proud of Fran. She will serve Virginia splendidly."