VMI Names Cedric T. Wins New superintendent


By Rich Griset, Virginia Business

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins. Photo courtesy U.S. Army.

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins was named Virginia Military Institute’s new superintendent by the VMI Board of Visitors on Thursday. Wins, who has served as interim superintendent at VMI since November 2020, is a 1985 graduate of the state-supported military college in Lexington.

“Maj. Gen. Wins has distinguished himself as a leader whose dedication to the institute’s mission and to the corps of cadets has endeared him to many during his brief time as interim superintendent,” said John William Boland, president of the VMI Board of Visitors, in a statement. “There’s no question that Maj. Gen. Wins is the right person to preserve and advance VMI’s unique system of education moving forward.”

Wins’ appointment to the post comes after Gov. Ralph Northam announced an independent investigation into allegations of racism at VMI last October, following exposés in The Washington Post and The Roanoke Times. VMI’s then-superintendent, retired U.S. Army Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, resigned following the announced state probe. He had served in the position for 17 years.


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