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SCHEV Names Council Leadership

by Elizabeth Liverman | Dec 14, 2015

For Immediate Release: July 21, 2015

Members of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) have elected G. Gilmer Minor, III of Richmond and W. Heywood Fralin for their second consecutive terms as Chair and as Vice Chair. Marge Connelly of Keswick was appointed to serve as Secretary. They will lead the Council as it carries out its ongoing responsibilities as the coordinating body for Virginia’s system of higher education. 

“This coming year our focus will be on the four goals of the Virginia Plan for Higher Education: affordable access for all, student success for work and life, improvement through innovation and investment, and economic and cultural prosperity of the Commonwealth and its regions.” said Mr. Minor. “Our team is devoted to transforming Virginia through higher education.”

Mr. Minor is Chairman Emeritus of Owens & Minor, Inc. He served eight years on the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors, including three years as President. He previously served as vice chair of SCHEV.

W. Heywood Fralin is the Chairman of Medical Facilities of America, Inc. Mr. Fralin was a member of the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia for eight years, serving as Rector for two years. He was a member of the Board of Visitors at Virginia Tech for seven years. In addition, he is chair of the Virginia Business Higher Education Council.

Ms. Connelly is Chief Operating Officer of Convergys Corporation, a global leader in customer management. Ms. Connelly has served as Rector of the Board of Visitors for Longwood University and Longwood Interim President for the 2012-13 academic year.

For more information contact Director of Executive and Board Affairs, Lee Ann Rung at or (804) 225-2602.

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