Former College of William and Mary Board of Visitors member and creator of the Weather Channel Frank Batten passed away Thursday after a prolonged illness at the age of 82.
Batten served on the BOV from 1990 to 1994. He also served on the Business School Advisory Board, the Institute of Bill of Rights Law Board and the National Campaign Steering Committee. During the 1996 Charter Day Celebration, Batten received an honorary Doctor of Laws, and in 2006 was presented with the Lord Botetourt Award.
“It is impossible even to try to enumerate all of the ways our business school, our students and all of us — most especially, me — have benefited from our association with him,” Dean of the Mason School of Business Larry Pulley said.