The poems quoted in the introduction to this report are "Monticello" by Robert Hass (Praise, 1979) and "Twenty-one Love Poems -- XIII" by Adrienne Rich (Dream of a Common Language, 1978). The "distinguished teacher" to whom I refer at the end of the introduction is Wayne Booth, a long-time professor at the University of Chicago.

The generous support of a group of friends, many of them former members of the Council of Higher Education, has made it possible to design, print, and distribute this report without cost to the taxpayers of Virginia. I am grateful to them for making the report broadly available. I am responsible for what it says.

Twenty Years of Higher Education in Virginia