Braymer Wins Metzger Award

Meta Braymer

The woman responsible for growing the popular Leadership Colloquium for Professional Women received its highest honor in November. Meta Braymer, vice president for economic development and regional engagement, received the Patricia Lacey Metzger Distinguished Achievement Award during the sold-out 18th annual Leadership Colloquium. The award recognizes not only Braymer’s 30 years of exemplary work in higher education, but also her extensive involvement in business and community organizations.

The late Patricia Metzger, a UMW professor and founder of the colloquium, was a friend and colleague of Braymer. Given annually, the award recognizes individuals who uphold high standards in their personal and professional lives while fulfilling career goals of significant stature.

Braymer has held various positions at Mary Washington, including dean of the faculty and vice president for graduate and professional studies. She oversaw the planning, design, construction, and budget of the Stafford campus and was instrumental in the development of the Dahlgren campus. Braymer is a member of the UMW Presidential Council on Sustainability and the Executive-in-Residence Program.

The University gave her its highest honor in 2003, the Washington Medallion for service to UMW.

Braymer is involved with the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Stafford Rotary Club. She is a founding member of Women Executives in Virginia Higher Education and Virginia Engage.