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Petersburg, VA – During their annual spring meeting the Richard Bland College Foundation Board approved their officers and named four new directors.


Philip HagerPhilip B. Hager, University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, Class of 1994, Central Virginia, Commercial Banking Team Leader for Central Virginia with M&T Bank.


Annette Parker (1 of 2)Annette Parker, Dickinson College – Class of 1973/ Shippensburg University, Class of 1987, Chief Operating Officer for Richard Bland College and former CFO of Dickinson College.


Bill Talley IV PhotoWilliam H. Talley, IV, Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1977, President and CEO of William H. Talley & Son, Inc.


Lea TatumLea Tatum Rowsey, Averett University, Class of 2013, Vice President for Leete Tire and Auto Center, Inc.


Beginning July 1, 2013, Philip B. Hager, Central Virginia Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager with M&T Bank; Annette Parker, Chief Operating Officer of Richard Bland College; Lea Tatum Rowsey, Vice President for Leete Tire and Auto Center, Inc., and William H. Talley, IV, President and CEO of William H. Talley & Son, Inc., will begin serving three-year term appointments.


William L. Canada, Earnest H. Greene, Elvira B. Shaw and Nicholas G. Walker were also named as Directors and will serve a second three-year term. The board also approved J. Peter Clements to remain President, while adding RBC President Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D., as 1st Vice President; Ellen U. Ende as 2nd Vice President; C. Scott Davis, LP.D, as Secretary; Beverly P. Morris, as Treasurer; Robert C. Elliott, II, as Legal Counsel; and Jeanne E. Holmes, as an Ex Officio member.


Richard Bland College of William & Mary is a selective, residential, two-year College that provides a rich learning experience at a reasonable cost for students preparing for transfer to highly ranked colleges and universities. Richard Bland students rate our professors among the best in the region, yet tuition and fees are among the lowest. The academically rigorous programs are grounded in the liberal arts tradition of one of America’s oldest and most prestigious public universities, The College of William & Mary. The College boasts NJCAA intercollegiate athletics, signature programs, and a small and diverse student population of 1,500 on a picturesque 750 acre campus located just outside historic Petersburg, Virginia, two hours south of Washington, D.C. and a short drive from Williamsburg and Virginia Beach. For more information, visit



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