Field of Opportunity

When Meta Braymer met with then-Mary Washington President William M. Anderson Jr. for a job interview in 1989, she was excited about the possibility of helping to expand educational opportunities for students. But she also was a bit nervous about commuting daily from her home in Richmond. Thousands of commuter miles and hundreds of audio books later, Braymer is glad she took the job. Hired in 1990 as associate vice president for academic affairs and director of graduate and continuing education, Braymer oversaw the development of the University’s Stafford campus, which opened its doors to students in 1999. “When we opened that campus, it was absolutely thrilling to stand at the door and hear people say thank you for the ability to earn a degree close to home,” Braymer said. She credits a top-notch team of faculty and staff for bringing the Stafford campus to fruition. What started as 48 acres of vacant farmland now includes two state-of-the-art buildings with 23 classrooms, … [Read more...]