Writings

Looking forward to our semester ahead

To the Williams community, Welcome back! As you heard over the summer, this term will be my last at Williams, before I move to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in late December. I’ll miss a lot about this place, but what I think I’ll miss the most is our sense… Continue reading »

Last modified on December 14, 2017

Today’s DACA Announcement

To the campus community, This morning, Attorney General Sessions announced the cancelation of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. Under DACA, since 2012, people who entered or were brought into this country illegally while minors have been eligible for a two-year, renewable deferral from deportation, as well as… Continue reading »

Standing with Charlottesville, and against racism

To the Williams Community, As many of you know, this weekend violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists staging a “Unite the Right” rally and anti-racist counter-protestors. Many people were injured and one counter-protestor was murdered. The violence occurred on and near the University of Virginia campus. The events… Continue reading »

Considering our history as an institution

To the Williams community, I’m pleased to announce that the final report from the Committee on Campus Space and Institutional History (CSIH) is available on the president’s office website. As you may recall, in convening the Committee we wanted to engage the entire community in a consideration of the… Continue reading »

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Appointment

To the Williams Community, As provost and president, respectively, we’re delighted to announce, following a national search, the appointment of Liz Creighton ’01 as dean of admission and financial aid. Liz, who currently serves as deputy director of admission, will assume the new role May 15. This is a… Continue reading »

Vice President for College Relations Appointment

To the Williams Community, I’m pleased to write with the news that, after a national search, Megan Morey will join Williams as our next Vice President for College Relations. Her first day will be May 1. Megan currently serves in an analogous role at Amherst College, as chief advancement officer. Continue reading »