President Emeritus

University of Mary Washington

Associate • (540) 226-4498


Dr. HurleyMr. Richard (Rick) Hurley arrived on the campus of UMW in June of 2000 as executive vice-president and chief financial officer. He was responsible for all college operations except academic affairs. After serving twice as acting president he was appointed as the ninth president effective July 1, 2010.

He is credited with leadership and oversight of multiple construction projects. Other notable accomplishments include the successful completion of a five year, $50 million dollar comprehensive fundraising campaign, establishing the Center for Economic Development and forging strong partnerships in regional economic development efforts.

Prior to coming to UMW, Mr. Hurley was VP for Administration and Finance at Longwood University in Virginia, worked for a higher education association in Washington, D.C., and held positions at a community college and another four year public institution in New Jersey.


Assessing financial, facilities, campus budgeting process (operating and capital), government relations and other administrative areas; conducting reviews in collegial/transparent manners; conducting Board of Trustee/Visitors reviews, workshops and professional development exercises; reviewing organizational structures for effectiveness and efficiencies.

Service Highlights

  • Member, Board of Directors Virginia Partners Bank, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Member, Board of Directors Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Board of Directors Fredericksburg Regional Alliance
  • Chair, Rappahannock United Way Board of Directors
  • Member, Higher Education Advisory Board, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Received Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement from Richard Stockton College, New Jersey
  • Received Outstanding Boy Scout Award from Washington, D.C area boy scout organization
  • Received Outstanding Leadership Award from Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce