Notice on the Passing of Christy Burns

Professor of English and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Emerita Christy Burns passed away on November 25, 2023, in Kerrville, Texas.

Notice regarding Donald Joseph Messmer

Donald Joseph Messmer, J.S. Mack Professor of Business, Emeritus, died peacefully on Nov. 15, 2023, in Richmond, Virginia after a long battle with vascular dementia.

Notice on the passing of Hector H. Guerrero

Hector Hugo Guerrero, Richard C. Kraemer Term Professor of Business, Emeritus, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 5, 2023.

Notice regarding James L. Axtell

James L. Axtell, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, died on Aug. 29.

Notice regarding Michael A. Faia

Michael A. Faia, Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, with family at his side.

Notice regarding David Dessler

David Dessler, Professor of Government, passed away in April 2023 in Bryan, Texas.

Notice regarding Howard J. Busbee with update

Howard J. Busbee B.A. ’65, J.D. ’64, MLT ’67, LHD ’22, Clinical Professor of Business, Emeritus, passed away peacefully on May 16. There will be a celebration of life at the W&M Alumni House on…

Notice on the passing of David L. Holmes

David Lynn Holmes, Walter G. Mason Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus, departed this life on April 29, 2023.

Notice to campus community on John A. Williams

John Alden Williams, William R. Kenan Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religion, Emeritus, died peacefully on November 30, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. 

A&S dean transition

Provost Peggy Agouris sent the following messages to faculty and staff.

Notice regarding John E. Donaldson

John E. Donaldson, J.D. '63 and Ball Professor of Law, Emeritus, passed away Sept. 20, 2022. For 35 years he taught tax law, trusts and estates at William & Mary Law School, retiring in 2001.

Announcing David Yalof as vice provost for academic affairs

David A. Yalof, department head and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut, has been appointed to the position of Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

Leadership Transition in Arts & Sciences

Message to campus from the Provost announcing the Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences Maria Donoghue Velleca will step down following the 2022-23 academic year.

Notice regarding Morton Eckhause

Morton Eckhause, 87, of Williamsburg, died peacefully at his home on May 25, 2022. He joined the physics faculty at William & Mary in 1964 and retired in 2004.

Notice regarding Satoshi Ito

Satoshi Ito, Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, died on Jan. 19, 2022, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and International Relations

Steve Hanson, Vice Provost for Academic and International Affairs, will be leaving his position in the William & Mary administration to accept a great opportunity to be a Visiting Scholar at Harvard's Minda de Gunzburg…