former head of a prominent local grocery store chain, has resigned from the University of Richmond's Board of Trustees, due to
disappointment with the board's decision to cut the men's soccer and track
program, say sources.
Ukrop, one of the University
of Richmond's largest
donors, resigned December 7. Ukrop was a high-profile supporter of the school's
University of Richmond released the following
statement concerning Ukrop's departure:
“The university is deeply grateful
for Bobby Ukrop's remarkable leadership and generosity over the course of many
decades. His influence continues to touch every area of the university.
Likewise, his corporate and civic leadership, which has strengthened and
enriched our community and region, serves as an outstanding example for students
and fellow alumni.”
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