The Board of Visitors is an independent, self-governing body of advisors to the School of Public and International Affairs.
Acting individually and collectively, its members promote the best interests of the school, sharing high-level counsel and expertise with the Dean and with one another in a spirit of mutual respect, collaboration, and consultation. In its work, the Board takes into account the interests of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni. It is focused on a strategic level, advocating for the school within the University community and the public sphere.
Board of Visitors members are alumni, parents, or friends of the School with a history of significant engagement. By joining the Board, they commit to supporting the school and to staying informed, just as the school commits to helping them stay informed. They agree to provide perspective in advising the Dean on how to identify and address both immediate challenges as they arise and long-term opportunities. They serve as ambassadors furthering the objectives of the Board of Visitors on behalf of the School of Public and International Affairs.
Ms. M. Elaine Bunn (AB ‘74)
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy
Office of the Secretary of Defense
United States Department of Defense
The Honorable Valerie Caproni (JD ‘79)
Federal Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
New York, NY
Mr. Lee Culpepper (AB ‘84)
Vice-President of Corporate Affairs, Wal-Mart Inc.
The Honorable Wyche Fowler, Jr.
Former U.S. Senator, Georgia
Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
General (RET) Eugene E. Habiger (BS ‘63)
Distinguished Fellow and Policy Advisor,
Center for International Trade & Security
Former Commander in Chief, U.S. Strategic Command
San Antonio, TX
Mr. John Frank Halper (MPA ‘77)
First Vice President-Investments,
Ms. Eleni Pryles Kalisch (ABJ ‘83)
Vice-President, Federal Relations
Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
Mr. Terry A. Mathews (AB ‘82)
Founder, Mathews & Maxwell
Ms. Harriet J. Melvin (ABJ ’86)
President, The Capitol Group
The Honorable Powell A. Moore (ABJ ‘59)
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
Mr. C. Randall Nuckolls (BSA ‘74, JD ‘77)
Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP
Mr. Cecil M. Phillips
President, Place Properties
Major General Arnold L. Punaro (MA ‘76)
CEO, The Punaro Group
Dr. Ralph E. Reed, Jr. (AB ‘85)
President, Century Strategies
Ms. Julie C. Smith (AB ’00)
State Government Affairs & External Affairs, Verizon
Mr. L Henry Turner III (AB ’79)
Vice President, State Government Affairs,
Altria Corporate Services, Inc.
Mr. Joe D. Whitley (AB ’72, JD ’75)
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLC
Former General Counsel to the U.S. Department of