R-MA Welcomes New Board Members

The spring semester has brought two new board members to Randolph-Macon Academy’s Board of Trustees: Lawrencia C. Pierce, Esq., who joined the Board in February, and Bill Bersing, DM, PE, CCM, who joined in April. 

Lawrencia Pierce joined the R-MA Board of Trustees in February 2019.

Ms. Pierce is a graduate of Southern University and A&M College, as well as Southern University Law School in Baton Rouge, LA. She is an Air Force veteran who is committed to serving our military members, veterans, and their families. She is currently the Assistant Director for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Insurance Service. Prior to joining VA Insurance Service, she served as the Deputy Director (Acting) for the Office of Transition Assistance and Economic Development, which reports directly to the Principal Deputy Under Secretary.

Ms. Pierce’s previous experience also includes serving as a Senior Policy Analyst and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer with Loan Guaranty Service (LGY); the Chief of Interagency Coordination & Governance for the VA Transition Assistance Program (TAP); Deputy Secretary for the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs; and as a Commissioner for Maryland State Veterans Home.

Dr. Bill Bersing joined the Randolph-Macon Academy Board of Trustees in April 2019.

Bill Bersing, DM, PE, CCM, is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 25 years of success across the energy, engineering, construction, security, IT, and government sectors. He has held leadership positions at companies such as the Institute for Program Solutions PC (IPS), Louis Berger, O’Brien Krietsbert (URS) and Jacobs Engineering. He is currently the President of IPS, a position he has held since 2011 (and previously held from 2003 to 2006).

Dr. Bersing holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, an MiS in Management Information Systems from Bowie State University, and a DM in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. He has been a Board Member with the American Society of Civil Engineers Region 10 and is an Advisory Board Member with the International Resilience Center. 

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