Malcolm R Myers Distinguished Chair in Public Service

To ensure that Hampden-Sydney students are given ample opportunity to understand the relationship between theory and practice, the Wilson Center invites accomplished scholars and practitioners of public service for short and long-term residencies. One of these positions, endowed by Malcolm R. Meyers '57, is entitled "The Malcolm R. Myers Distinguished Chair in Public Service."

The Malcolm R. Myers Distinguished Chair in Public Service was first held by Douglas Wilder, Governor of Virginia, in 1995.

In 1997, Congressman L.F. Payne held the Malcolm R. Myers Distinguished Chair in Public Service.

Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger held the Malcolm R. Myers Distinguished Chair in Public Service in 1998.
  
In 1996, and again from 1999 continuing through 2001, the Malcolm R. Myers Distinguished Chair in Public Service was held by Ambassador William B. Jones.   

For the 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, and 2004-05 academic years, the Malcolm R. Myers Distinguished Chair in Public Service was held by Dr. Curtis J. Smith, former director of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA.