Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

initiatives-diversity.jpg"Being an integral part of the William & Mary community was a fortifying experience for me. The community accepted me for who I was and valued me for what I had to offer. Diversity of thought, diversity of experience and the ability to be included allows us all to be more informed, more thoughtful and more aware of the world in which we live."

Ruth Jones Nichols ’96

A Letter from the Chief Diversity Officer

William & Mary is committed to advancing a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for all of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Our community is comprised of individuals with different backgrounds, talents and skills and our vision is for everyone on and off campus to feel supported and affirmed.

Through initiatives across campus, we will build on efforts to enhance diversity and create a place where inclusive excellence is synonymous with William & Mary in word and deed. Philanthropic support and an engaged community that is dedicated to advancing our mission are vital to meet our goals.

Collectively, we can increase diversity among our faculty, student body population and academic programs and offerings. Together, we can fulfill our vision of providing an enriching and inclusive experience for our dynamic and vibrant community.

We hope you will help us pursue our vision and make a gift today!

Fanchon "Chon" Glover M.Ed. ’99, Ed.D. ’06
Chief Diversity Officer

Diversity & Inclusion Links

Giving Opportunities

* - Indicates an endowed fund.

To build upon existing efforts, the university aspires to create the following:

  • An endowed lecture series.
  • An innovation fund.
  • Faculty fellowships
  • Staff diversity initiatives

To learn more or support these efforts, please contact Mark Begly.

  •  Mark L. Begly ,  Associate Vice President for Development and Chief Development Officer
  •  757-221-1370
  •   mlbegly@wm.edu