Elizabeth D. Camp (Lee)
(Non-alumna, appointed July 2005, reappointed July 2009)
Lee Camp is a retired administrator and Chairman of the History Department of St. Christopher's School in Richmond, VA. In addition to those duties, she worked in the college guidance office for several years. Her extra – curricular involvements at St.Christopher's included coaching the academic quiz team and serving for 12 years as one of two student-elected faculty advisors to the student Honor Council. In 1989, she received the Armstrong-Jennings Award for developing leadership among the student body.
Prior to her career at St. Christopher's, Camp taught professional seminars for the National Association of Bank Women and also served as the Vice-President of the Association of Junior Leagues, International, from its New York headquarters. In 1980, she received the first Junior League of Richmond Barbara Andrews Award for distinguished service to the Richmond Community.
An active volunteer, Camp was on the Board and Executive Committee of the Virginia Episcopal Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. As Senior Vice- President of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., she was heavily involved in the plans and funding for the 2007 celebration. Camp recently stepped down from the Central Virginia Public Broadcasting board. She is currently President of the Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation and a member of the Barkesdale Theatre board in Richmond. Past community activities include Children's Hospital, the Richmond Urban League and the YMCA of greater Richmond. She also served as a Board member of Lime Kiln Arts, Inc, of Lexington, Virginia.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Camp is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, MA. She is the widow of Paul D. Camp, III. They have a son, P. Douglas Camp, IV of Richmond, a daughter and two grandchildren. Her daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Camp Hanson, taught mathematics at VMI for 4 years (1992-1995, 1997-1998) and was commissioned in the Naval Reserve at VMI in 1993, the first woman to be commissioned on the Post. Dr. Hanson wears the ring of the Class of 1997 for whom she served as class advisor. Camp's cousin, Donald Finn Blanchard Class of '67, died during his rat year. Numerous Camp family cousins (including Camps, Marks, Rawls and Cutchins) are part of VMI's history, past and present.