After speculation that she would return to the College of William and Mary, Flippin submitted a letter of resignation to Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Friday morning. Flippin was three years into a four year term as board member.
Last September, former Board member Laura Flippin ’92 was arrested outside the Green Leafe for public drunkenness. In June, she was found guilty of public intoxication after allegedly lying under oath about her level of intoxication.
“I am committed to ensuring that William and Mary continues to be one of this nation’s preeminent institutions of higher education, grounded in its historical legacy and focused on its dynamic future,” Flippin said in her letter to the governor. “To avoid distraction from that mission, I hereby submit my resignation from my position as board member.”
College President Taylor Reveley took this chance to reiterate what he believes this should teach those at the College.
“As a campus community, we need to learn from this experience and talk more effectively with one another about the dangers of high-risk drinking,” Reveley said. “This is an issue at colleges nationwide, and William and Mary is not immune.”
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