Dean of Graduate Studies and Research

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The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research is a unit at the College of William and Mary. It was originally called the Dean of Graduate Arts and Sciences and then expanded to include other Graduate Programs at the college. "The Office of Graduate Studies and Research administers recruiting, admissions, registration, graduate aid, curriculum policy and procedure, and graduation for A&S graduate degree programs. This office also supports graduate student research and offers a wide array of services designed to meet the needs of graduate students" (Dean of Graduate Studies).

Chronological List of the Deans of Graduate Studies and Research

  • Robert T. Siegel 1964-1968
  • John Selby 1968-1970 (Acting Dean)
  • Harlan E. Schone 1970-1971 (Acting Dean)
  • John Selby 1971-1982
  • Rolf G. Winter 1982-1986
  • Robert J. Scholnick 1986-1996
  • Franz L. Gross 1996-2000
  • Stephen K. Park 2000-2001
  • Eugene R. Tracy 2001-2002 (Interim Dean)
  • David H. Finifter 2002-2005
  • S. Laurie Sanderson 2005-Current

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