Michael R. Halleran, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will become the next provost at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., according to a statement from William & Mary president Taylor Reveley.
“Dr. Halleran is a teacher, scholar, and academic administrator of compelling distinction. He is committed to the liberal arts and to the sense of community that characterize William & Mary,” Reveley said in the release. “In my judgment, he will be an extraordinarily able provost.”
Halleran joined the school in 2005, among the first dean hires made by university president Donna E. Shalala. He came to UM from the University of Washington, where he specialized in classics.
“I am pleased to have this new opportunity, but I am sad to leave my colleagues and friends at UM,” Halleran said in a statement from the University of Miami. “It has been an honor to serve as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for the past four years and a privilege to work with so many wonderful and dedicated individuals to move our great university forward.”