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Meghan Madler-Spisak

Senior Assistant Dean of Admission

Regions: Central Virginia, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Email: [[meg]]

Who Am I?

I grew up in the Tidewater area with Williamsburg outside my back door. Intent to have an adventure outside the Historic Triangle, I left the area to attend college in central Virginia and work in the Northern Neck region. After a few years working as a college adviser with the Virginia Advising Corps, I decided to pursue a career in higher education and came back to the Williamsburg area to work at W&M. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the many restaurants in the Williamsburg area and keeping up with college sports.

Why Admission

I found my interest in higher education, and admission specifically, after working in the athletics department at my undergraduate institution. From there, I made my way into college advising, where I was able to work with the school community and surrounding small town to encourage a college-going culture. After working in college access, I believe that every student should have the opportunity to receive a high quality, affordable education. Now being at the institutional level, I have the ability to promote W&M- a wonderful choice for a fantastic, affordable education- and advocate for students of all backgrounds in the admissions process.

Why W&M

William & Mary has always been a part of my life. Although I did not attend as an undergraduate, I spent a lot of time here as a kid, mostly cheering on the basketball teams at Kaplan Arena (only a few games short of being able to join the ball kid team!) When I was looking to work in admission, W&M felt like the right fit. I love how W&M values each individual person who comes here. Through every step of the college journey, from the truly holistic admissions process to opening convocation and beyond, the community welcomes everyone's individuality and varied passions with open arms.

Fun Facts
  • During summer break one year, I worked at a vineyard because I thought it would be a cool experience (it was, in fact, quite hot- but fun, nonetheless!)
  • I am absolutely terrified of fish, and refuse to swim in any water where I cannot see the bottom.
  • I love to cross stitch! I have a few completed projects in my office, but I have also finished many more projects like pillows, a stocking, and handmade ornaments for my holiday cards each year.