2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Board of Directors

Sweet Briar Institute was made possible by the last will and testament of Indiana Fletcher Williams, which directed that her assets be used to create and operate a women’s college in Amherst County, Virginia, to be held in trust in perpetuity. Sweet Briar Institute (known and operated as Sweet Briar College) was incorporated as a non-stock corporation by an act of the General Assembly of Virginia approved Feb. 9, 1901, for the purpose of implementing the trust in the Williams will. The College has been operated continuously since that time as a private liberal arts women’s college.

Elizabeth Groves Aycock ‘96 MBA
Baltimore, Maryland

Peter H. Bryan, B.A.
Norfolk, Virginia

Verda M. Colvin ‘87, J.D.
Macon, Georgia

Marianne “Mimi” Fahs ‘71, Ph.D.
Orient, New York

Kelley M. Fitzpatrick ‘85, B.A.
Mountain Brook, Alabama

Sally Mott Freeman, ‘76, B.A.
Board Secretary
Bethesda, Maryland

Robert “Bob” Goodlatte, J.D.
Roanoke, Virginia

Lendon Gray ‘71, B.A.
Bedford, New York

Fred “Buzzy” Griffin, MBA
Board Vice-Chairr
Houston, Texas

Martha Holland, ‘72
Alexandria, Virginia

Keenan Kelsey ‘66, M.Div
Larkspur, California

John L. Nau III, B.A.
Houston, Texas.

Michelle O’Neill ‘85, M.A.
Washington, D.C.

John “Chap” Peterson, J.D.
Fairfax, Virginia

Charlotte “Holly” Prothro Philbin ‘95, B.A.
Dallas, Texas

Mason Bennett Rummel ‘83, M.A.
Board Chair
Louisville, Kentucky

Stephen “Steve” Smiley, M.B.A
Dallas, Texas

Norma Bulls Valentine ‘93, B.A.
Wagener, South Carolina

Claude B. Wasserstein ‘82, A.B.
New York, New York