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Penelope Ward KYLE

academic administrator

Penelope Ward Kyle, American academic administrator. Bar: Virginia 1979, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1979.


Kyle, Penelope Ward was born on August 6, 1947 in Hampton, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Lanny Astor and Penelope (Ward) Kyle.


Guilford College (Bachelor of Arts, 1969). Southern Methodist University (Master of Arts, 1971). University of Virginia (Juris Doctor 1979).

College of William & Mary (Master of Business Administration, 1987). Assistant Vice President and Assistant to the President, CSX Realty, Inc., 1989. Assistant Corporate Secretary, CSX Corporation, 1983-1987.

Associate Counsel, CSX Resources. Inc., 1981-1983. Associate, McGuire, Woods & Battle, 1979-1981.


Asst professor Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, 1970-1976. Associate McGuire, Woods Battle & Boothe, Richmond, Virginia, 1979-1981. Associate counsel CSX Realty, Inc., 1981-1983, assistant vice president, assistant to president, 1987-1989, vice president, 1989-1992.

Assistant corporation secretary CSX Corporation, 1983-1987, vice president, 1993-1994. Executive director Virginia Lottery, 1994—2005. President Radford University, Virginia, since 2005.

Member executive committee North America Association State and Provincial Lotteries, since 1997, treasurer, since 1998.


  • Bar: Virginia 1979, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1979.


Trustee History Richmond Foundation, 1983-1994, 1st vice president, 1987-1989, president, 1989-1991, chairman, 1991-1993. Member board visitors James Madison University, Harrisburg, Virginia, 1984-1992. Member Port of Richmond Commission, 1985-1994.

Board directors Central Richmond Association, 1988-1996, vice-chair, 1991-1993, chair, 1993-1996. Member Industrial Development Authority City of Richmond, 1990-1994, vice-chair, 1991-1993, chair, 1993-1994, board directors Richmond Childrens Museum, 1992-1996, secretary, 1995-1996. Board directors Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc., Apple Residential Income Trust, Inc., Maymont Foundation, since 1996.

Commissioner Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, since 1994. Trustee Richmond United Way, 1996-1997, executive committee 1996-1997. Trustee Virginia Commonwealth University Foundation, since 1994.

Member University Val. Law School Alumni Council, since 1998. Member American Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association (president young lawyers conference 1984-1985, member council 1984-1985), Richmond Bar Association, Junior League Richmond, Greater Richmond C. of Chamber (board directors since 1998), Bear and Bull Club (board directors 1986-1989, secretary 1987-1988), The Country Club of Virginia.


Married Charles L. Menges, October 10, 1981. Children: Kyle Ward, Penelope Whitley, Patricia Lee.

Lanny Astor Kyle

Penelope (Ward) Kyle

Charles L. Menges

Kyle Ward Kyle

Penelope Whitley Kyle

Patricia Lee Kyle