Virginia Governor Appoints Cully Stimson to George Mason University Board of Visitors

Virginia Governor Appoints Cully Stimson to George Mason University Board of Visitors

Jul 10, 2023 2 min read

WASHINGTON—Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin appointed Charles “Cully” Stimson, senior legal fellow and deputy director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal & Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation, to the board of visitors at George Mason University.  

Stimson joins Heritage colleague Lindsey Burke, director of Heritage’s Center for Education Policy, on George Mason University’s board of visitors. Founder and former Heritage president Ed Feulner and Edwin Meese III, the Ronald Reagan distinguished fellow emeritus, have also previously served on the Mason’s board in the late 1990s. 

Of his appointment, Stimson released the following statement: 

“It’s an honor and privilege to be appointed by Gov. Youngkin to serve on the board of visitors at George Mason University. As a graduate of GMU Law, and former adjunct professor at the law school, I’m looking forward to working alongside my fellow board members and University President Gregory Washington.”   

Stimson has a distinguished record of public service, including serving as deputy assistant secretary of defense, an assistant United States attorney, and as an officer in the United States Navy for 30 years. At The Heritage Foundation, Stimson’s scholarship focuses on crime control, national security, immigration, and homeland security.    

He has made a particular impact in crime policy by co-authoring his first book, Rogue Prosecutors: How Radical Soros Lawyers Are Destroying America's Communities, this summer.  

In his June 28 announcement, Youngkin praised Stimson and his other appointees for their dedication to higher education: 

“These leaders will help the Commonwealth’s higher education institutions build on our history of excellence. Some of the country’s best colleges are right here in Virginia and I look forward to our board members continued emphasis on diversity of thought, commitment to students and development of a talent pipeline to ensure that Virginia’s education systems are vibrant for years to come.” 

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