I am writing to share the sad news that Rose Marie Randolph, a member of the Class of 2020 and Jefferson Scholar from Front Royal, Va., passed away on April 8. A gifted musician and softball player, she had many other interests, including human rights, robotics, reading, and international travel. She had previously studied under a full scholarship at Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, R.I. She entered UVA last fall, but took a leave of absence during her first semester and had not returned at the time of her death.
Our names are Aryn Frazier and Phoebe Willis, and we are the student representatives on the search committee for the University's ninth president. In our efforts to ensure undergraduate and graduate student opinions are heard throughout this important process, we want to highlight four pieces of vital information regarding the process: