A group of William & Mary students traveled to Virginia’s Capitol on Jan. 31 to meet with legislators and tell them about the university’s top priorities.

The annual Road to Richmond event is sponsored by the W&M President’s Office and the Office of Government Relations.

Prior to the trip, the students received a briefing on what separates W&M from other public universities in the state and background on its top needs, including an increase in base operating support for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

During the trip, students met with legislators as well as lobbyists and liaisons in addition to attending committee meetings and a legislative session.

They also heard from Attorney General Jason Miyares J.D. ’05, Cabinet Secretary of Finance Stephen Cummings and Cabinet Secretary of Health and Human Resources John Littel, who formerly served as rector of the Board of Visitors.

Editor’s note: Democracy is one of four cornerstone initiatives in W&M’s Vision 2026 strategic plan. Visit the Vision 2026 website to learn more.

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