Speakers for March 11, 2020
Dr. Juliette Landphair, Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Mary Washington
Dr. Landphair holds a master’s degree and doctorate in history from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in history and French from Tulane University. Before coming to UMW, she served as Dean of the Westhampton College at the University of Richmond.
A recipient of the Influential Woman of Virginia Award presented by Virginia Lawyers Media, Dr. Landphair also received the Bob E. Leach Award for Outstanding Service to Students presented by the N
ASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. A frequent presenter at academic conferences, she has written numerous articles for academic journals and newspaper opinion pieces. She is a book reviewer for the Journal of American History, a peer reviewer of The Journal of Southern History and panel proposal reviewer for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
Dr. Marion Sanford, Director of Multicultural Affairs/James Farmer Multicultural Center at the University of Mary Washington
Dr. Sanford earned her B.S. degree in Psychology at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Professional Studies/Higher Education from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She has worked in the field of Student Affairs for almost 30 years.
Dr. Sanford is committed to the goal of creating educational environments that broaden the understanding and appreciation of multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice. She works to cultivate and facilitate multicultural dialogue and working relationships among students, student organizations, offices and departments; promote a sense of community on campus; and help build coalitions and alliances among University citizens. She considers her greatest accomplishments empowering students to be positive, effective agents of social change. In 2016, she was nominated for the ACPA Pillar of Inclusion Award.
Marion is a firm believer in giving back to her community, whether it is in her role as director of the James Farmer Multicultural Center as she strives to build relationships to establish a broader community network, within and external to the university; encouraging students and colleagues to engage in community service and civic engagement activities to advance the support and progress of various issues and causes; or personally assisting in whatever capacity necessary to advocate for and promote diversity and service.
In her spare time, she is an avid reader and loves playing or watching tennis.