Melvyn D. Schiavelli, executive vice president, provides administrative and operational oversight of the College, serving as the chief assistant to the president in implementing and executing policy decisions. The executive vice president has overall responsibility for Academic and Student Services -- promoting the systematic enhancement of the academic mission and functional operation of a single college with programs and services delivered on multiple campuses in response to the needs and aspirations of the dynamic metropolitan region of Northern Virginia. More specifically, the Executive Vice President provides college-wide leadership for all instructional, curricular and personnel issues related to academic affairs, student services and academic support programs of the College.
The Office of Executive Vice President includes the units of Academic Services, Grants Development and Special Projects, Student Services & Enrollment Management, Student Financial Aid & Support Services and Global Studies & Programs. These units provide collaborative leadership, policy guidance and operational coordination for a variety of activities and resources that support the effective delivery and continuing enhancement of instructional programs and services to students on the multiple campuses of the College.
Mel Schiavelli was Provost of William & Mary from 1986 - 1993. He was Assistant Professor of Chemistry from 1968-1971, Associate Professor of Chemistry from 1971-1980, full Professor from 1980-1993, chair of the Chemistry department from 1978-1984 and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences from 1984-1986. After President Verkuil retired from his position in 1992, Schiavelli served as acting president until President Timothy Sullivan's tenure began later that year.