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New Board of Trustee Members Introduced

May 31, 2012

Averett University's Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the addition of three new board members to its ranks. Joining the university's governing body for the next four years are John S. Barr, Kirk Bidgood and Kris Willard.

Barr, a Richmond resident, is a partner and general counsel at McGuireWoods LLP in Richmond. From 2007-2012 he has been named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" by Woodward/White, Inc. and was named a Virginia "Super Lawyer" from 2007-2011. Barr, who has been reappointed to the University's Board of Trustees, began serving in 2002. He has also served on numerous community boards and committees including the American Heart Association - Richmond Metropolitan Council, Children's Home Society of Virginia - Memorial Fund Foundation and the John Marshall Foundation.

A resident of Danville, Bidgood is a trustee for The Alexander Berkeley Carrington Jr. and Ruth Simpson Carrington Charitable Trust. She is very involved in the community serving as secretary of the board for the Danville Life Saving Crew, treasurer of the Gabriella Garden Club and a member of Epiphany Episcopal Church. She is also a volunteer at the Free Clinic of Danville and serves on the board at the Stratford House.

For 26 years, Willard has served as president and owner of Interiors by Kris, Inc. Willard, who lives in Penhook, is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, serves on the foundation board and board of trustees for the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) and is on the foundation board for the Virginia Museum of Natural History.