Board of Visitors meets at William and Mary, gauges health of school

Public colleges and universities across the country are dealing with a shortage of state funding and the College of William and Mary may tweak how the school carries itself if the funding simply isn’t there for the time being.

The governing body at William and Mary, its Board of Visitors, sees many dynamics affecting the well being of the school, and at three days of meetings this week, they discussed what issues there were and how they may want to attack them.

Out of state students

One chink in the armor is in recruiting students from outside Virginia. Incoming classes at William and Mary are generally two-thirds Virginians and one-third...