WILLIAMSBURG — The College of William & Mary (W&M) announced that Governor Glenn Youngkin will speak at W&M’s 2022 Charter Day ceremony on Feb. 11, 2022, in the Kaplan Arena at 4 p.m.
Youngkin, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va. 3rd District), and Howard Busbee, a clinical professor emeritus for the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, will receive honorary degrees from the University.
Youngkin was elected as Virginia’s 74th governor in Nov. 2021 and will be inaugurated on Jan. 15, 2022.
Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott previously served as a member of Virginia’s General Assembly in 1993. Currently, he is chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor and a member of the Committee on the Budget.
“We look forward to a lively Charter Day in this, our 329th spring. We will celebrate our community and set a course for W&M’s future through Vision 2026,” said W&M President Katherine A. Rowe. “We welcome Governor-elect Youngkin to that celebration while he plans for the future of the commonwealth. We are also pleased to honor Congressman Scott for his extraordinary career of public service and Howard Busbee – who has served in nearly every volunteer leadership role at William & Mary – for his commitment to his alma mater and our students.”
Charter Day is a tradition that dates back to the University’s founding February 8, 1693 by way of a royal charter from King William III and Queen Mary II. The University is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.
More information on W&M’s Charter Day can be found online at the university’s Charter Day webpage.