July 16, 2020

Ms. McKnight will serve another 4-year term supporting the acclaimed Virginia educational institution.


Bethesda, MD, July 16, 2020 – GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF) Partner and Director of Audit, Terri McKnight, CPA was reappointed by Governor Ralph Northam of the Commonwealth of Virginia to the Board of Visitors (BOV) at Christopher Newport University (CNU) for another four-year term. Ms. McKnight said, “I am grateful to be given this opportunity by Governor Northam to serve an additional 4 years on the Board of Visitors of Christopher Newport University. I look forward to serving with President Trible and distinguished colleagues form the Commonwealth as the University continues its commitment to learning, leadership and community service fostered by the principles of liberal learning.”

Ms. McKnight served in the position of Secretary during the last two years of her current term. Recently, the BOV voted not to increase tuition and fees or room and board for the upcoming academic year 2020-2021 in an effort to support students and their families during the current period of economic uncertainty.

In addition to the BOV, Ms. McKnight continues in her role as Vice President of the CNU Education Foundation Board and serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Investment Committee that oversees the University’s endowment. Under the Foundation, she spearheaded the creation of the annual GRF CPAs & Advisors Accounting Student Scholarship. The endowed scholarship will live in perpetuity to help a student in need study the field of accounting.

About Terri McKnight and GRF CPAs & Advisors

 An expert in financial audit and operational consulting to nonprofit organizations, Ms. McKnight has been the Director of GRF’s audit department since 2002. She served as President (2 years) and Treasurer (7 years) of the former Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (now merged with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund) and received the President emerita designation. She continues to serve the ovarian cancer community through advocacy and volunteer work. In addition to her role as director and volunteer activities, Ms. McKnight is also a mentor to aspiring women leadership inside and outside the firm.

Headquartered in metropolitan Washington, DC, GRF CPAs & Advisors is a full-service professional services firm providing clients with audit, accounting, tax, and advisory solutions. For over 39 years, the firm has supported the financial and operational success of for-profit and tax-exempt organizations locally, nationally, and around the world. For more about GRF CPAs & Advisors, visit our website at www.grfcpa.com.

About Christopher Newport University

CNU has risen to third among Southern regional public universities in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and now stands sixth among all 136 universities, public and private included in the analysis. The University’s mission is to provide educational and cultural opportunities that benefit the university’s students, the residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation. Noting it “provides a private school atmosphere at a public university cost,” the Princeton Review named Christopher Newport University one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable cost. Consistently accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB), CNU’s Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business remains in the top five percent of the world’s schools offering business degrees at the bachelor’s level or higher.