William & Mary

6/15/17 - Search committee hears from Chancellor Robert M. Gates about what to consider when looking for W&M's 28th president

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When you combine William & Mary’s history and stature, a recent period of stable and positive leadership as well as growth and progress on campus, the presidency at the Alma Mater of the Nation is an attractive position.

That was one of the messages W&M Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65 gave to the Presidential Search Committee at a meeting June 13 in Williamsburg. Gates, who serves as an advisor to the committee in addition to his honorary role as chancellor, called into the meeting and spoke with the committee for more than 40 minutes about what he thinks is important as they consider candidates.

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