The Virginia Marx Children’s Center The Foundation’s involvement in providing on-campus child care stemmed from Dr. Hankin’s desire to offer such a service at the college. Soon after he became president he had asked a faculty committee to study the feasibility of the project. But it was not until 1984, when he invited Mrs. Virginia Marx to join the Foundation Board, that the idea actually began to take steps toward becoming reality. Mrs. Marx was af well-known community leader and a strong advocate of quality child care (often referred to as “day care”). Upon becoming a Board member she quickly agreed to chair the newly-formed Academic Resources Committee, whose function was to assess the resources available at the college and evaluate their effectiveness in meeting existing needs. Mrs. Marx helped focus the committee’s attention on the plight of students who were parents of young children and found it difficult to attend classes because they had no one to care for their children. She was especially sensitive to the problems of single mothers who were attempting to achieve their goal of a higher education without neglecting their children.Virginia Marx championed the cause of quality child care for student-parents.