As part of William & Mary’s efforts to promote engaged citizenship, the university hosted its annual Road to Richmond event on Feb. 20. The program brings students to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s capital city each spring to meet with government officials and learn about the legislative process and issues impacting higher education and the university.

During a full day of activities, students had the chance to meet with legislators, Cabinet members, lobbyists and legislative staff, many of whom are W&M alumni. The students were also able to meet with First Lady of Virginia Suzanne Youngkin as part of a tour of the Executive Mansion.

The day culminated with a legislative reception, held in the Library of Virginia.

Democracy is one of the core initiatives of William & Mary’s Vision 2026 strategic plan.

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