November 2021 
A Note from the Dean
On this dark and rainy day in early November, I am hopeful and thankful. We have made it through most of the term together on campus, we are healthy, and we are almost at Thanksgiving break. Breaks seem ever sweeter In the twentieth month of a pandemic, and I hope the break will bring much-needed rest and new energy for finishing out the semester.
A little news: I am honored to announce that, upon my recommendation and with the approval of both Provost Hill and President Dudley, the following professors will be appointed to endowed chairs effective January 1, 2022.
Rebecca Benefiel, Urquhart Term Professor of Classics
Genelle Gertz, Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English
Andrea Lepage, Pamela H. Simpson Professor of Art History
Karla Murdock, Jo M. and James M. Ballengee Sr. Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Science
Please join me in congratulating our colleagues.
Best wishes,
Tim Diette, Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP)
Recently Tim Diette, Professor of Economics and core faculty in the Shepherd program, has left his position as senior advisor to the president for strategic analysis in order to take up the reins as Executive Director of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP). The consortium, founded at W&L in 1998, is now an independent nonprofit that has returned home to W&L as of October 2021. Tim will coordinate the work of 23 SHECP institutions who--through experiential coursework and summer internships--foster the growth of students into engaged citizens who will endeavor to diminish poverty and promote human capability and dignity. He will also work to recruit more member institutions, fundraise, and help realize the collaborative potential of the consortium.
Dates and Deadlines
2022-23 Faculty Sabbatical Leave Applications with letter of support from Department Head
Due to Provost
Initial Registration, Undergraduate Winter 2022
Monday, Nov. 1 - Friday, Nov. 5
Copyright requests for Winter 2022 are due to Peggy Herring (
A link to the copyright request form can be found on the Provost’s page or via the go link
Capital budget requests
Due by Close of Business 11/29
Reappointment/non-reappointment letters from Department Heads re: faculty who are in second year of initial tenure-track appointment
Due to Dean
Final Fall 2021 grades due for all undergraduates
Tuesday December 21st, 12:00 pm
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