Mason Announces New BOV Members, Reappointments

Posted: August 8, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch

Terri Beirne of the law firm McCandlish Holton PC, and C. Gibson Dunn, consultant in psychiatry with Fairfax County Alcohol and Drug Services, have been appointed to Mason’s Board of Visitors.

The new appointees replace Sidney Dewberry, who served two four-year terms, and William P. Johnson, who served one.

Two current members were reappointed to serve second terms: Byron Marchant, executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer of Black Entertainment Television; and J. Knox Singleton, president and CEO of Inova Health System.

Beirne, who resides in Midlothian, Va., is a former employee and graduate of Mason. She was a staff assistant in the office of the senior vice president from 1984 to 1987 and earned an undergraduate degree in government and politics in 1988. She earned a law degree at the University of Richmond.

Beirne joined McCandlish Holton in 1999. Her current duties include maintaining strong ties with corporate, government relations and land use practice groups.

Prior to joining McCandlish Holton, Beirne was on the staff of general counsel with the Virginia State Corporation Commission; communications coordinator with the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission; and a coordinator with the Virginia Conservation Network.

In his work with the county alcohol and drug services, Dunn provides diagnostic treatment and training expertise to several adolescent residential, outpatient adult and outpatient adolescent programs.

Prior to joining the county, he was a visiting fellow in bioethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University; a member of the medical staff and, later, medical director of Springwood Psychiatric Institute, part of the Metropolitan Psychiatric Group.

Dunn earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. He resides in Great Falls, Va.

Mason’s BOV has 16 members, all of whom are appointed by the governor.

In addition, six faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate serve as faculty representatives to BOV committees. Two students are appointed by the BOV to serve as nonvoting representatives to the board.

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