Senior Associate Dean of Admission / Director of Admission Information Systems
Dean Dolan's Bio
Who I am:
[[erdolan, Senior Associate Dean Betsy Dolan]]
BBA ’84 W&M in Business Management
George Mason High School in Falls Church, VA Class of 1980
What's with the Photo:
I love to run! I've run over 10,000 miles including more than 29 half marathons and 7 marathons. My ultimate running goal was to run the Marine Corps Marathon, which is close to my heart as my father is a retired marine and we have a deep military family. On October 31, 2010, I finished the Marine Corps Marathon for the first time, my first marathon, and cried when the young marine put the medal around my neck.
As as student at W&M, I knew I wanted to come back to work for the university. I envisioned being a professor. I quickly found that I do not have a gift for teaching but do have a a gift for data and process management. So I initially came to the university as the director of alumni records and informations systems and after 13 years at the end of the lifelong relationship spectrum, I decided I wanted to be involved at the beginning. I love working with students, helping families and applicants navigate the admission process. I believe I lend a slightly different perspective as the parent of a recent W&M graduate as well.
I applied early decision to W&M over 30 years ago and have never really looked back. I think the two things that stand out for me about W&M are the deep sense of community, complete with truly lifelong, often multigenerational, relationships and the tremendous diversity of this community.
My favorite place in Williamsburg is the trail behind Jamestown High School.
I'm the 4th of 6 children, 3 of whom graduated from W&M!
I love anything Irish and dream of operating a pub in Ireland.
Music makes me happy, but I can't carry a tune in a bucket, so I settle for listening to it on Spotify.