Mary Baldwin Office of College Relations Welcomes New Staff Member

December 17, 2001

George Graves, a writer and editor who covered and worked in higher education, has been named to the new position of director of strategic communication at Mary Baldwin University.

Graves most recently oversaw communications for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, which coordinates public colleges and universities in that state. He has written or edited for metropolitan newspapers in Kentucky and Connecticut, produced and hosted public-broadcasting programs, contributed articles to various magazines, and taught college courses in writing and editing.

At Mary Baldwin, Graves will edit college publications and help coordinate press relations and ongoing content development for the institution’s web site.

Graves holds a B.A. in English from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and an M.S. in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was a journalism fellow at the University of Michigan.

“George Graves brings an exceptional breadth of experience and understanding of higher education to our team,” said Crista Cabe, associate vice president for college relations. “He knows the news business and is also an excellent editor who can take our publications, already of high quality, to an even higher level. This job invites him to use his skills and expertise to communicate what’s important about our dynamic college in a variety of ways.”

A native of Virginia, Graves lives in Lexington.

Mary Baldwin University, with a main campus in Staunton, VA and five regional centers, excels in providing leadership training, character development and career preparation with a strong academic foundation. A multi-faceted liberal arts college, Mary Baldwin offers three residential programs for women – the Traditional Program for Women, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership – as well as coeducational, non-residential bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and post-graduate teaching licensure (PGTL). The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was founded in 1842 and was the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. It is one of only 262 colleges and universities to shelter a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.