State Senator Jennifer Wexton Visits Campus

Senator Wexton visits GW
Senator Wexton tours the Skills and Simulation Laboratory in the GW School of Nursing.
July 24, 2014

Senior campus leadership, including Ali Eskandarian, Dean of the Virginia Science & Technology Campus (VSTC) and Jean Johnson, Dean of the GW School of Nursing, welcomed Senator Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg) to the Campus in late July.

Senator Wexton's 33rd district extends from western Fairfax County to Leesburg, including GW’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus, located in Ashburn, Va.

Senator Wexton was elected to the Virginia Senate in a January 2014 special election to fill the seat of Senator Mark Herring, who was elected Attorney General in November 2013. 
"It was a pleasure to host Senator Wexton for a campus visit this summer. GW's Virginia Science & Technology Campus has been a fixture in the Northern Virginia community for over twenty years and we look forward to working with Senator Wexton to help keep Virginia at the forefront of discovery and innovation,” said Ali Eskandarian, Dean of the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus.

During her visit, Senator Wexton provided insight on the Medicaid expansion debate taking place in the General Assembly, as well as issues that will be addressed during the 2015 General Assembly session and her priorities.  GW leaders shared information about the resources available at the VSTC and offered to provide subject matter expertise whenever necessary.    

Senator Wexton also had the opportunity to tour the Skills and Simulation Laboratory in the GW School of Nursing, talk to students about their experience at GW and visit the Conservation and Collections Resource Center. 

"We are proud and fortunate that George Washington chose to locate their Virginia Science & Technology Campus here in Loudoun County. GW has been a great neighbor and a valuable resource, and I look forward to working with them for many years to come," said Senator Wexton.