Saturday, October 21, 2023
McNeer Hall Atrium, Richard Bland College
The Richard Bland College Foundation established the Anne Dobie Peebles Forum in 2018 to recognize Anne Dobie Peebles, one of the founders of Richard Bland College.
A distinguished graduate of The College of William and Mary, Anne Dobie Peebles became the first female rector elected to the W&M Board of Visitors and was instrumental in the establishment of Richard Bland College. She was a Virginian Cultural Laureate and received the “Virginia Women in History,” award from the Library of Virginia.
Anne Dobie Peebles was a political consultant and confidante to generations of elected officials at the highest levels of state government, a devoted public servant, an influential and visionary leader, and a tireless advocate of education. She consistently demonstrated her dedication to Richard Bland College and her community through philanthropy, advocacy, and outstanding service.