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Washington and Lee Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members, Reelects Childress as Rector

— by on October 12th, 2015

Washington and Lee University welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees during the fall board meeting, Oct. 8–10.

Christopher Charles Dyson ’00 graduated from W&L with a B.A. in history, magna cum laude. Dyson is the vice president, sporting director and driver for Dyson Racing, one of the top-rated sports-car racing teams in the country. Since making his driving debut in the top categories in 2002, he has claimed several major race wins, and he has twice won the IMSA American Le Mans Series Championship, in 2003 and 2011. Dyson is also a director with the Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corp., a privately owned, international holding company, and he is a commercial and residential real estate developer. He serves as director and treasurer of the Dyson Foundation, which has supported W&L’s Spring Term and Center for Global Learning. As a volunteer for W&L, he has served as a co-chair of his alumni chapter’s Alumni Admission Program. He and his wife, Joy, live in Pleasant Valley, New York, with their three children: a son, Nicholas, and two daughters, Leona and Margot.

David A. Lehman ’99 graduated from W&L magna cum laude, with a B.S. with special attainments in commerce. While at W&L, he served as a resident assistant, played on the tennis team and belonged to the Williams Investment Society. Lehman joined Goldman Sachs in 2004 and is the global head of real estate finance in the investment banking division. He is also co-chair of the Structured Finance Capital Committee and a member of the GS Bank Management Committee. Previously, he was co-head of the mortgage trading operations in the securities division. He serves on the board of directors of New York Cares, the city’s largest volunteer organization. He and his wife, Laura, and their two children live in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.

In other news, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to reelect J. Donald Childress to a third, four-year term as rector of Washington and Lee University’s Board of Trustees, commencing with the October 7-8, 2016, meeting and ending at the conclusion of the board’s May 2020 meeting. They also elected to the board the following trustees-elect: James L. Baldwin Jr. ’83, effective February 12, 2016, and George D. Johnson III ’05, effective October 7, 2016.