Staff Named for New Regional Center in Northern Virginia

May 20, 2002

George Gresham, a former business executive, has been named director of Mary Baldwin University’s new regional center in Sterling in northern Virginia’s Loudoun County. Harriet Morrison, a former teacher and principal, is the new associate director, and Jessica Rudisill is the regional operations coordinator.

Gresham, who lives in Reston and has taught at the college’s regional center in Richmond, also will be assistant professor of business administration. Morrison, of Fairfax, will be assistant professor of education. They are part of Mary Baldwin’s one-on-one coaching to help students plan and reach their goals.

Classes begin June 3. The center, Mary Baldwin’s fifth beyond its main campus in Staunton, is headquartered in Suite 240 in the Harmon Building in Countryside Commercial Center, 2 Pidgeon Hill Drive. Information may be obtained by calling 703-444-2524, e-mailing .

Gresham has taught at several other Washington-area institutions, including American University and Johns Hopkins. He earned a master’s in business administration from the University of Nebraska and is completing a doctorate in marketing and international business at Old Dominion. Gresham held sales and senior management positions in the veterinary pharmaceuticals industry. His most recent was executive vice president and director of business development at PVPL Ltd., based in Omaha.

Morrison has a doctorate from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, where she earned a master’s degree in education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Morgan State University in Baltimore. She is a former high school teacher and principal and a former middle school assistant principal. Morrison also has had positions in correctional education, one of her specialties. She won the American Educational Research Association’s award for dissertation of the year.

Rudisill, of Leesburg and a George Mason University graduate, has a background in public relations, events planning, and customer relations.

Marking its 160th year, Mary Baldwin is an independent liberal-arts college offering adult and graduate programs to men and women throughout much of the commonwealth, in addition to residential undergraduate programs at its main campus in Staunton. U.S. News & World Report ranks Mary Baldwin among the top master’s level institutions in the South. The Baldwin Online and Adult Programs, one of the earliest and most successful in the nation, is observing its 25th year.