Provost Geoff Feiss will retire at the end of this academic year, according to an e-mail to the student body from College of William and Mary President Taylor Reveley.
“Geoff wanted to retire last June but was persuaded to remain another year” Reveley said in the e-mail. “Further efforts to keep him in our midst have proved unavailing.”
Reveley went on to praise Feiss’s history and work at the College
“Geoff has vast knowledge of American higher education. He has brought that knowledge to bear for the College, first as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and then as provost,” Reveley said. “Geoff has made a very significant difference for the better at William & Mary, playing a leading role in shaping its academic life. He has done so with a remarkably soothing bedside manner and a delightful sense of humor. He has provided vital aid and comfort to me during the last seven months. We have worked together seamlessly for the good of the university and will continue to do so this academic year.”
A search committee will search for a replacement by next spring.