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Public Affairs : Board of Visitors to Meet at West Point

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  RELEASE NO. 33-11

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Board of Visitors of the U.S. Military Academy will meet here on Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Haig Room, 6th floor, Jefferson Hall at 12:30 p.m. The board will review and receive updates on the academic and honor and respect programs.

The Board of Visitors is appointed under the provision of Section 4355 of Title 10, United States Code. It is the duty of the board to inquire about the academy’s morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs and academic methods. The board consists of presidential appointees and members of Congress.

Presidential appointees are Frederic Malek, Randolph Brock, Elizabeth Young McNally, Patrick J. Murphy, Brenda Sue Fulton and Errol Schwartz. The Senators are Jack Reed, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Mary Landrieu and Richard Burr. Representatives include Maurice Hinchey, Jerry Lewis, and John Shimkus.

Those who plan on attending the meeting must contact the academy via e-mail by Oct. 27 at Please note that all attendees will be subject to security screening and will be required to provide valid government photo id (driver's license, military/civilian identification card).

About West Point
Ranked the “Top College in the Country” by Forbes and “Top Public Liberal Arts College” by US News & World Report, the U.S. Military Academy is a four-year co-educational federal undergraduate liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. The world's preeminent leader development institution, it was founded in 1802 as America's first college of engineering. Its mission remains constant—to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army. For more information, go to