Miller Center Governing Council
The Miller Center is an integral part of the University of Virginia but with maximum autonomy within the University system. Under the Bylaws of the Miller Center, the Governing Council exercises oversight of the Center's work and mission. Former members of the Governing Council include Warren Burger, Howard Baker, and Brent Scowcroft.
Eugene V. Fife
Eugene V. Fife, Chairman, is a former partner at Goldman Sachs and a founding principal of Vawter Capital LLC, a private investment firm established in Charlottesville. He currently serves as presiding director of Caterpillar, Inc. and as a board member of Allscripts. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Duke Islamic Studies Center and of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation.
Michael R. Beschloss
Michael R. Beschloss is an award-winning historian specializing in the U.S. presidency and American politics. His books include The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941–1945; Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963–1964; Reaching for Glory; The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960–1963; Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the U-2 Affair; Kennedy and Roosevelt: The Uneasy Alliance; and At The Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War, which he co-wrote with Brookings Institution President Strobe Talbott. A graduate of Williams College and Harvard University's Business School, Mr. Beschloss is a regular contributor on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and the presidential historian for NBC News.
Mortimer Caplin, a University of Virginia School of Law Professor Emeritus, is also a senior partner of Caplin & Drysdale, one of the nation's leading tax firms. He taught tax law at the University of Virginia from 1950 to 1961, while serving concurrently as president of the Atlantic Coast Conference. He was the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service from 1961 to 1964, and upon his departure, the U.S. Treasury Department presented him with its Alexander Hamilton award for "outstanding and unusual leadership." Mr. Caplin graduated from the University of Virginia's College of Arts & Sciences in 1937 and the School of Law in 1940, where he was editor-in-chief of the law review and the top student in his class.
Terrence D. Daniels
Terrence D. Daniels has been a Partner with Quad-C Management, Inc., a private equity firm based in Charlottesville, Virginia, since its formation in November 1989. Prior to founding Quad-C, Mr. Daniels served as a Vice Chairman and Director of W.R. Grace & Co. He also had operating responsibility for Grace's Specialty Chemical, Health Care, Retail and Restaurant, Natural Resource and Corporate Technical Groups. Mr. Daniels also served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Western Publishing, and as Senior Vice President for corporate development of Mattel. He holds a BA degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Helen Dragas, ex officio, is President and CEO of The Dragas Companies, recognized by Builder Magazine in 2009 as "America’s Best Builder." She was appointed by Virginia Governor Tim Kaine in July 2008 to the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors, and became the University’s first female Rector in July 2011. Ms. Dragas graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984 with degrees in foreign affairs and economics and received an MBA from the Darden School of Business in 1988. She also serves as director of Virginia Beach Vision and the Hampton Roads Partnership, and on the board of trustees of Norfolk Academy.
W. Heywood Fralin
W. Heywood Fralin, ex-officio, is the immediate past rector of the University of Virginia and chief executive officer of Medical Facilities of America Inc., which operates nursing homes in Virginia and North Carolina. Fralin, a 1962 graduate of the University, is past president of the board of trustees of the Virginia Student Aid Foundation and currently serves as a trustee of the University of Virginia Foundation.
Daniel K. Frierson
Daniel K. Frierson is the president and chief executive officer of the Dixie Group, an international manufacturer of carpets based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mr. Frierson also serves as a director of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, a building materials supplier, and Astec Industries, Inc., an equipment manufacturer for aggregate processing, asphalt road building, and pipeline and utility trenching. He is the chairman emeritus of the Miller Center Governing Council.
David R. Goode
David R. Goode is the retired chairman, president, and CEO of Norfolk Southern Corporation. Before joining Norfolk Southern in 1982, Mr. Goode spent 15 years at Norfolk & Western Railway, eventually becoming the director of taxation. He is currently a member of the boards of Caterpillar Inc., Delta Air Lines, Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Norfolk Southern Railway, and Texas Instruments Incorporated.
Slade Gorton represented the state of Washington in the United States Senate from 1981 to 1987 and 1989 to 2001. During his tenure, he served on the Budget Committee; the Appropriations Committee; the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; and Energy and Natural Resources. After leaving the Senate, he joined the law firm of Preston Gates & Ellis LLP.
A. Linwood Holton, Jr.
A. Linwood Holton, Jr. was Governor of Virginia from 1970 to 1974. He is now a member of the government relations team for the Richmond, Virginia-based law firm of McCandlish Holton PC. Governor Holton has served previously as president of the Center for Innovative Technology, vice president and general counsel of the American Council of Life Insurance, and as a member of Amtrak's board of directors. He is also a former chair of the Metropolitan Washington Airport and the Republican Governors Association.
Judith Richards Hope
Judith Richards Hope is Distinguished Visitor from Practice and Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Her legal career has spanned more than forty years: she began her practice with the Washington law firm Williams & Connolly and, from 1981 through 2005, was a partner in and senior advisor to the international law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP. Mrs. Hope has held faculty appointments at Harvard Law School, the University of Richmond, and Pepperdine University. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Harvard Law School.
Daniel P. Jordan
Daniel P. Jordan is President Emeritus of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (Monticello) and Partner at Bryan & Jordan Consulting, LLC. From 1985 to 2008, he headed the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and was a "Scholar in Residence" at the University of Virginia. He is the author of three books, including Political Leadership in Jefferson’s Virginia. Mr. Jordan received his Ph.D. (history) from the University of Virginia. He is also a former chair of the Advisory Board of the National Park Service and vice chair of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Glynn D. Key
Glynn D. Key is general counsel of GE, IGCC, and Water & Process Technologies for GE Energy. She served at the U.S. Department of the Interior as special assistant and counselor to Secretary Bruce Babbitt and associate solicitor from 1993 to 1996. A former Echols Scholar, Jefferson Scholar, Chairman of the Honor Committee, and Lawn Resident, she earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia. Ms. Key serves on the University's board of visitors.
Leigh B. Middleditch, Jr.
Leigh B. Middleditch, Jr. is of counsel in the Charlottesville office of law firm McGuireWoods LLP and vice president of McGuireWoods Consulting LLC. Mr. Middleditch, a graduate of the University of Virginia and its School of Law, has served on the University's board of visitors and as legal adviser and special counsel to the University. He is also active in the American Bar Association, serving previously as chair of the exempt organizations committee of the tax section, chair of the senior lawyers division, and as a member of its board of governors.
Alan Murray is assistant managing editor of the Wall Street Journal. He returned to the Journal in 2005 after serving as Washington bureau chief and co-host of the program Capital Report on the cable financial news channel CNBC. Mr. Murray joined the Wall Street Journal in 1983 as a reporter covering economics in Washington and became bureau chief in 1993.
Teresa A. Sullivan
Teresa A. Sullivan, ex-officio, became the eighth president of the University of Virginia on August 1, 2010. Before joining the University, she served as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan from 2006 to 2010. Dr. Sullivan also served as Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the University of Texas System from 2002 to 2006. She has held teaching positions at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Chicago, and the University of Texas Law School. A graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University, Dr. Sullivan received her doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago.
Jeffrey C. Walker
Jeffrey C. Walker is ex-Chairman and CEO of CCMP Capital. CCMP is the $12 billion successor to JPMorgan Partners, JPMorgan Chase & Co's global private equity group with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. He was previously also Vice Chairman of JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Chairman of the JPMorgan Foundation. Before co-founding JPMorgan Partners in 1984, Mr. Walker worked in the Investment Banking and Finance Divisions of Chemical Bank and the Audit and Consulting Divisions of Arthur Young & Co. Mr. Walker is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. He graduated with a BS from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Bob Woodward is an assistant managing editor of the Washington Post. He co-authored the bestsellers All the President's Men and The Final Days with Carl Bernstein, and his most recent works include Bush at War, Plan of Attack, and State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III.