On June 13, 2016, Terri McKnight, CPA, Partner and Director of the Audit Department at Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs, was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe of the Commonwealth of Virginia to the Board of Visitors at Christopher Newport University. Ms. McKnight will serve in this capacity for a four-year appointment. “I am quite honored and humbled to be given this opportunity by Governor McAuliffe to serve on the Board of Visitors for Christopher Newport University. This is an amazing University that fosters a true commitment to learning, leadership and community service under the steadfast leadership of President Trible.”
Ms. McKnight, an alumna of Christopher Newport University, has always striven to exemplify the values of the University in her daily life. She serves as Vice President on the Christopher Newport University Education Foundation Board and is the President Emerita of the former Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, where she continues her work serving the ovarian cancer community.
“I have represented many different roles and I am elated to begin the next chapter as a member of the Board of Visitors along with distinguished leaders from the Commonwealth providing leadership to the next generation,” noted Ms. McKnight.
Governor McAuliffe stated, “Virginia’s economic future runs through our colleges and universities, and the leaders I appointed to boards of visitors this year understand the imperative to strengthen our academic institutions and make them more accessible to students from all walks of life. I speak personally with every person I appoint to serve our college and university system, and I ask each one to use his or her knowledge and experience to foster innovation at their institutions, to keep the burden of tuition as low as possible and to emphasize access and completion for every student. Virginia has one of the best higher education systems on the globe and I am confident that these leaders will keep their schools moving forward as we work together to build a new Virginia economy.”
Christopher Newport University located in Newport News, VA, is a public liberal arts university ranked #5 by the U.S. News & World Report among public regional universities in the South and 14th among all regional universities. Its mission is to provide educational and cultural opportunities that benefit the university’s students, the residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation. In April of this year, the University’s Luter School was selected by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the best 100 undergraduate business programs in the nation.
Ms. McKnight has been the Director of her firm’s audit department since 2002 and has concentrated her area of expertise in auditing and consulting with non-profit organizations. Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs, founded in 1981, helps more than 500 nonprofit organizations located nationally and internationally by providing audit, tax, consulting and client services designed to help them comply with regulatory obligations, improve fiscal health and streamline operations.