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Northam Appoints New BOV Member

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam appointed James W. Dyke Jr. to the NSU Board of Visitors March 9. He is filling the unexpired term of Rodney Powell. The appointment is effective immediately and expires June 30, 2021. Dyke serves as a senior advisor for Virginia Government Relations at McGuire Woods Consulting in Tysons, Virginia.

Dyke previously served as Virginia’s Secretary of Education under former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and as domestic policy advisor to former Vice President Walter Mondale. He also served as a senior advisor to the BOV from 2013–14.

He is an active leader in the Northern Virginia business community and has served or is serving on several state commissions and committees. He has also served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia. Dyke has also been named to several power and influencer listings in Virginia and Washington, D.C.  He is an alumnus of Howard University where he earned his undergraduate and law degrees.