College of William and Mary Takes Steps to Enhance the Diversity of Its Faculty

william-maryThe College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, has announced a $1 million effort to support programs aimed at increasing the diversity of its faculty. The college also announced other efforts aimed at enhancing diversity and race relations on campus.

The college has committed $500,000 for each of the new two years for programs to recruit new faculty who will enhance the diversity of the current faculty. Another $100,000 has been earmarked for the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity.

Taylor Reveley, president of the College of William and Mary, said that “we are committed to making William and Mary a stronger, more diverse, and more inclusive university for every member of our community. This is a significant step, but in my view, only a start.”

Carroll Hardy
Carroll Hardy

The president is also proposing to the board of visitors that the name of two residence halls on campus be renamed. Under the proposal, one dormitory will be renamed Lemon Hall in honor of a slave that was once owned by the university. The other dormitory will be renamed Hardy Hall to honor Carroll Hardy, a long-time student affairs officer who was a champion of increasing diversity on the William and Mary campus. Hardy died in 2012.

Related Articles


  1. Dr. Carroll Hardy was definitely a champion for diversity and student success at William & Mary University. This is a great honor for all of us who knew her and worked with her in addressing the needs of students of color.

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Three African Americans Appointed to University Faculty Positions

The faculty appointments are Dexter Blackman at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Stephanie Henderson at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, and Yolanda Pierce at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Virginia State University Approved to Launch Master’s Degree in Data Analytics

The master's degree in data analytics will prepare students to use data to make strategic technology and business decisions. The new degree program will be the 14th established master's degree at Virginia State University.

Samuel Frimpong Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Mineral Industry Education

Dr. Frimpong was honored by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration with the 2024 Mineral Industry Education Award. He currently serves as a professor of mineral engineering, the Robert H. Quenon Endowed Chair, and vice provost for graduate education at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

North Carolina A&T State University Establishes Doctorate in Pharmacy Pathway Program

The Early Assurance Program will provide North Carolina A&T University students who are interested in pursuing a doctorate in pharmacy with the opportunity for assured admission to the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Featured Jobs