Stewart Gamage
Director of Morven Programs, The University of Virginia

Stewart Gamage serves as Director of Morven Programs at the University of Virginia. Her responsibilities include coordination of strategic planning for Morven, the 3,000 acre property given to the University by philanthropist John W. Kluge. Her experience draws from a wide range of assignments. Prior to joining the University of Virginia, Ms. Gamage served as Vice President for Public Affairs at the College of William & Mary for 15 years. She has served as Chief Operating Officer of APCO Associates, one of the largest public affairs firms in Washington, D.C.; Policy Director to the Majority Leader in the US House of Representatives; Director of the Virginia Liaison Office and Senior Assistant to Governors Charles Robb and Gerald Baliles; and Associate Deputy of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House during the Carter Administration. In 1999 she was appointed to the Commission for Presidential Scholars by President Bill Clinton. She graduated summa cum laude from William & Mary in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts, and earned her MPA from the University of Southern California in 1979. In addition to her government experience, Ms. Gamage served on the state board of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership and served as Vice Rector of the Board at William & Mary. In 2005, she received the Governor’s Award for community Service from Governor Warner.