Leadership

THE ALMA MATER OF THE NATION HAS BEEN A PLACE WHERE AMBITIOUS STUDENTS LEARN TO LEAD LIVES OF PRINCIPLED ACHIEVEMENT AND PURPOSE.

William & Mary enjoys a rich history of producing leaders who have made a meaningful impact on the world. It has a strong reputation for creating graduates who think rigorously, look beyond boundaries, uncover new opportunities and solve problems creatively. By underscoring the importance of leadership as a core theme and a major institutional focus, William & Mary will continue to prepare graduates to welcome change and challenge, to deal with uncertainty and ambiguity, and to embrace diversity of backgrounds and perspectives.

Learn more about our leaders through our notable alumni.

  •  Mark L. Begly ,  Associate Vice President for Development and Campaign Director
  •   757-221-1370
  •   mlbegly@wm.edu

Bold Voices

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Jim '62 J.D. '64, LL.D. '00 and Fran '66 McGlothlin
"We both believe in the power of giving back and its ability to change or improve a worthy cause. We hope our gift to William & Mary will help it become an even stronger institution, graduating superbly educated students who are well equipped to go out in the world and do great things."
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Mike '95, L.H.D. '08 and Kiya '96 Tomlin
“This is a place that instills the belief that anything is possible. At William & Mary we learned to take risks and adapt to change, to seize opportunities and overcome difficulties. And to do so with honor and integrity.”
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Jill Ellis '88
"William & Mary not only set me up for success, but also taught me the value of preparing others for the same."
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Rob '75 and Jean '75 Estes
"William & Mary is home to us. It is where we met. It is where we learned many of our life lessons, and it is where we made most of our lifelong friends. We are grateful that we can give back."
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Todd '96 and Katie '95 Boehly
“One thing that William & Mary has done exceptionally well for generations of students is open doors of opportunity. Even if you come to this campus unsure of your path, this university helps you discover your passion and cultivate your full potential. That’s what the College did for us.”
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Michael '85 D.P.S. '02 and Jane '85 Powell
“William & Mary develops leaders with character. Our students are principled and selfless, finding meaning through service to something beyond their own aggrandizement. Leaving a place better than you found it is a hallmark of William & Mary’s culture; thus, our students graduate committed to making the world they touch a better place.”
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