The Passing of Stephen D. Sneed

To the Williams community, I write today with sad news of a retired staff member who has passed away. Stephen D. Sneed, who served as associate dean of the college for 23 years, died on Sunday, October 28, in Williamstown. He was 69. Stephen arrived at Williams in 1993 and… Continue reading »

The Passing of Marilyn J. “Sue” Superneau

To the Williams community, I write to report the sad news that retired staff member Marilyn J. “Sue” Superneau, who served as a security officer at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) for 16 years, passed away on October 27, 2018. Sue began at Williams in 1990 and worked… Continue reading »

Summary of the October 2018 Board of Trustees meeting

Dear faculty, staff and students, The Williams Board of Trustees held their regular fall meeting last Friday and Saturday. I’d like to briefly summarize the topics they covered and a few notable discussions and votes. Every year, the Trustees devote time to learning about important college issues… Continue reading »

The Passing of Gloria Rowland

To the Williams community, I write to report the sad news that retired staff member Gloria Rowland, who served as the front desk receptionist in the Admission Office for 18 years, passed away on September 3. Gloria began at Williams in 1971 and worked in Mather House until her retirement… Continue reading »

The Passing of Nicole Desrosiers

To the Williams community, It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Nicole Desrosiers, who taught at the college for more than four decades, passed away on August 31. Born on June 6, 1941, to German Jewish parents who had emigrated to Le Puy, France, Nicole… Continue reading »

Beginning our first semester together

Dear Williams students, faculty and staff, It’s my pleasure to welcome everyone to the start of a new semester—my first at Williams and the first for some of you, as well. Since arriving in July, my family and I have been busy getting… Continue reading »

The Passing of Professor Guilford Spencer

To the Williams community, I write today with sad news of a retired faculty member who has passed away. Guilford (Guil) L. Spencer II, Class of 1944, the Frederick Latimer Wells Professor of Mathematics, emeritus, who taught at the college for 32 years, died on July 24 at the Commons… Continue reading »

The Passing of Ralph Armstrong

To the Williams community, I am sad to share the news of the death of retiree Ralph “Sonny” Armstrong of Florida, Mass. Ralph, who served as a custodian for nearly 27 years, died July 10 at age 78. Ralph began his employment at Williams in 1975. During his time as… Continue reading »

Thank you, in my first week at Williams

To the Williams community, What a week! After more than 20 years in Rhode Island, my family and I are making the transition to our new home in Williamstown. Although a year ago we couldn’t have predicted that we’d be relocating to a new home and community, we are excited… Continue reading »