Henry Broaddus is William & Mary's vice president for strategic initiatives & public affairs, a
position he has held since 2014. In his role he oversees the offices of university
communications, economic development and business innovation, government relations and
sustainability. He also coordinates campus-wide projects related to strategic planning,
entrepreneurial opportunities and operational efficiencies. With the provost he co-chairs
William & Mary's strategic planning steering committee and business innovation steering
Broaddus graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College with departmental high
honors in English literature and creative writing. After working in the admissions office at
Dartmouth, he came to William & Mary in 2001 as a senior assistant dean of admission. He
became dean of admission in 2005 and became associate provost for enrollment in 2010,
assuming responsibility for both the admission and financial aid offices. Under his leadership
William & Mary enrolled classes among the brightest and most diverse in its history.
Broaddus has received multiple awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of
Education (CASE) for admission-related communication projects, including a YouTube video
he wrote about the role of application essays. He also has written guest blog entries about
college admissions for The Washington Post and has been credited as a "top runner-up" in The
New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest Book.
Outside of higher education Broaddus has worked on multiple campaigns pertaining to
environmental issues. From 2003 to 2012, he served as a gubernatorial appointee to the
Virginia Scenic Rivers Advisory Board, and he has served as a board member for the Virginia
Conservation Network since 2006.
He lives in Williamsburg with his wife Alison and their two children, Bailey and Walt.