Whitt Clement ’66
In June, Whitt Clement ’66 was named rector of the University of Virginia Board of
Visitors. He comes to this new role with years of experience, having served on the Board
since 2015 and in myriad other capacities across the University. As rector, Clement
will chair the Board of Visitors and spearhead the long-term strategic planning for the
A lifelong supporter of UVA, Clement is a founding trustee, a member of the UVA
College Foundation, and a former member of both the UVA Alumni Association Board
of Managers and of the Jefferson Scholarship National Selection Committee. He holds a
bachelor’s degree in history and a law degree from UVA.
Clement has served as president of the Virginia Bar Association, chair of the State
Council of Higher Education for Virginia, Virginia Secretary of Transportation, and
member of the Virginia House of Delegates. In addition, Clement served as Class Chair
for the EHS Class of 1966 for over 50 years and on the Board of Trustees for 12 years.