LLI Spotlight: Scherry Barra, Director, Christopher Wren Association, William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

By Peter Spiers

The Christopher Wren Association (CWA) at William & Mary was founded in 1991 by retired educators Wayne and Ruth Kernodle. While part of the school’s University Advancement department, CWA is self-funding and self-operating—William & Mary provides office and classroom space, but all out-of-pocket expenses, including staff salaries, are covered by member fees. Two full- and two part-time staff members keep the program running, and a third full-time staff member has just been hired. Some classes and events are held off campus at nearby retirement communities or in the Williamsburg Regional Library’s theater space.