William & Mary faculty pushing for reinstatement of eliminated sports, new strategic plan

William & Mary faculty members will continue their push for reinstatement of seven varsity sports proposed recently for elimination in a resolution to be introduced at a Faculty Assembly meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Suzanne C. Hagedorn, an associate professor of English at W&M said that she, Business professor Katherine Guthrie and Law professor Tom McSweeney have drafted a set of motions in consultation with other faculty that at least two FA members plan to put on the floor for discussion and debate.

The resolution calls for W&M President Katherine Rowe and the W&M Board of Visitors “to appoint a new Athletics Task Force in consultation with Faculty Assembly with significant representation of W&M faculty, staff, students, and the local community to create a new strategic plan for W&M Athletics.”

The resolution further addresses the rationale, process and lack of transparency some have complained about in the decision to cut the seven

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