Winter 2019 Issue

Provost Halleran to Step Down

By W&M Alumni Magazine

After nearly a decade as William & Mary’s provost, Michael R. Halleran P ’16 is stepping down at the end of the 2018-19 academic year to resume his distinguished career as teacher and scholar in the Department of Classical Studies. A national search for his successor began in the fall.

As the chief academic officer, Halleran has skillfully overseen all William & Mary’s academic and research programs, academic budgets, institutional planning, space allocation and faculty development. During his time as provost, the university adopted a new financial model through the W&M Promise, launched the For the Bold campaign with a focus on scholarships and teaching excellence, developed and implemented the new COLL curriculum for undergraduates, invested in a new initiative to diversify faculty hiring, expanded use of digital technologies in the classroom, added online graduate programs and much more.