Provost Michael R. Halleran sent the following message to faculty and staff at William & Mary on March 23, 2017 - Ed.
I am very pleased to announce that Ann Marie Stock, Professor of Hispanic Studies and Film & Media Studies, has accepted the position of Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, effective July 1, 2017.
In the course of the search process, it became clear that Ann Marie’s combination of experience, skills, knowledge of the campus and deep commitment to W&M made her ideal for this important position. Ann Marie has been a member of the W&M faculty since 1993, having received her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. Throughout her career, she has been an exceptionally active and deeply engaged academic leader at W&M, contributing to university-wide priorities of internationalization, interdisciplinary inquiry and faculty-student research. Her scholarship has focused on cultural exchange, especially in the area of Cuban film. She has served as a Fulbright Researcher-Lecturer in Costa Rica, a Rockefeller Museum Studies Fellow at the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, and as the first U.S. Scholar-in-Residence at the Fundación Ludwig cultural organization in Havana, Cuba. On campus, she has received a Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence and is currently the inaugural W&M Libraries Faculty Scholar. She brings considerable administrative experience to her new position, including having served as Director of Hispanic Studies and of Film & Media Studies and both Associate Dean and then Acting Dean of International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center. I am delighted that Ann Marie will be serving as the next Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs and am fully confident of her success. Please join me in welcoming Ann Marie Stock to her new role.
Let me also take this opportunity to thank the other candidates for this position: they are extremely talented and committed to our university, and I learned from my conversations with each of them. I also appreciate the work done by the exceptionally expeditious and thoughtful search committee.
Finally, I extend my warm thanks to Susan Grover. She has been a wonderful Vice Provost, and in addition to leading us flawlessly through the SACS re-accreditation process, has been a daily source of practical wisdom for advancing our peerless university. We will still have time before she retires to celebrate her and thank her for her invaluable contributions over many years.