The College of William and Mary’s President Katherine A. Rowe discussed student civic engagement and was named the first honorary member of the Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters at its fall membership meeting Wednesday night.
W&M is celebrating 100 years of women at the college.
Rowe said while changes were happening at the college, the state rejected the ratification of the suffrage amendment in 1920 and did not symbolically ratify suffrage until 1952.
“In alignment with these centennials, we find the opportunity to reflect on that generation who brought the franchise for women, particularly the women of that generation,” Rowe said.
“I want to say...