The Death of Mike Reed ’75

To the Williams community, Yesterday we shared the news that Mike Reed ’75, former Williams trustee and vice president for strategic planning and institutional diversity, had passed away. I write now with a fuller commemoration of Mike, who did so much to transform his alma mater and our world for… Continue reading »

The Passing of Robert Dalzell Jr.

Williams faculty and staff, I write, with sadness, to announce the death of Robert F. Dalzell Jr., the Frederick Rudolph ’42 Class of 1965 Professor Emeritus of American Culture. Professor Dalzell passed away late last week after a brief hospitalization. Bob earned his B.A. from Amherst College and his Ph.D. Continue reading »

Summary of the June 2022 Board of Trustees meeting

Dear Williams community, The Board of Trustees held their June 2022 meeting here last week, in sync with Commencement weekend. They conducted the following business: I reported on implementation of the strategic plan to date. My overview highlighted a number of priorities on which we have already made real progress,… Continue reading »

WCMA Architect Announcement

To the Williams Community, I write, with pleasure, to announce that the college has chosen SO-IL architects to develop a conceptual design for the new Williams College Museum of Art building. SO-IL was recommended by the 12-member Architect Selection Committee… Continue reading »

Regarding the racist murders in Buffalo

Dear Williams community, In the wake of the horrific shooting in Buffalo, I write to add my voice to those raised in anger over anti-Black racism in this country. Once again, someone espousing theories of white supremacy has murdered and injured… Continue reading »

The Passing of Colleen Little

Williams faculty and staff, With a heavy heart I write to share the news that Colleen Little, special assistant to the vice president for the Office of College Relations and director of principal giving strategy, passed away this morning at the age of 48. Continue reading »