WINCHESTER — Karen Schultz, director of the Center for Public Service and Scholarship at Shenandoah University, has been reappointed for a second four-year term to the College of William & Mary’s Board of Visitors by Gov. Ralph Northam.

“It’s a really exciting place to be,” Schultz, a Winchester resident, said about William & Mary. She graduated from William & Mary in 1975.

Located in Williamsburg, William & Mary is a public institution and the nation’s second-oldest institution of higher education.

The 17-member Board of Visitors, currently led by Rector John E. Littel, is the college’s governing body.

Since being appointed to the board in 2015, Schultz has served on its Committee on Academic Affairs, which she now chairs. She also is a member of the Committee on the Student Experience and the Richard Bland College Committee.

Schultz has worked at Shenandoah since 2009 and is active in the Winchester-Frederick County Democratic Committee.

She said she is happy that William & Mary supported the General Assembly’s recent efforts to not raise tuition at public colleges and universities across the commonwealth.

“Certainly Virginia has remarkable higher education,” Schultz said, adding that she encourages people to look into what boards and commissions they might be able to join.

Board of Visitors positions are unpaid. Terms begin July 1.

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