As you know, Susan T. Evans will be leaving William & Mary next week to join mStoner, a highly-regarded higher education communications consulting firm. Susan’s long, distinguished service at William & Mary began as a senior compensation analyst in HR, continued as an IT learning consultant and team leader, expanded as director of web and communication services in IT, and culminated in her leadership of the Office of Creative Services. She is perhaps most widely known on campus for leading the highly successful re.web effort and the innovative use of communications in the search that found the Griffin. I’m glad that she will continue to be based in Williamsburg, and I’m sure she will remain closely connected to and engaged with the College she loves. I know you join me in thanking Susan for the great work she has done during her 22 years at W&M and in wishing her well in her new position.
I am pleased to announce that Tina Coleman has agreed to serve as interim director of Creative Services effective September 10, 2011. We will take our time allowing the organization to adjust before launching any search for a permanent director. Tina has a long record of exceptional service at W&M and she is widely respected throughout the university. She has been serving as Associate Director of Creative Services leading the technical team, including responsibilities as managing editor of wm.edu. I have great confidence in her ability to serve very effectively in this interim position. I am delighted that she has agreed to step up to her new responsibilities, and I know you will give her your strong support.
James R. Golden, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives