Ian D.C. Newbould, Interim Provost
Office number; 540.654.1241
The Provost serves as the chief academic officer of the university and is responsible for oversight of all academic programs, academic planning and budgets and faculty matters. Working with the deans and the faculty, the provost provides leadership of major university initiatives in teaching, research and creative activities and has responsibility for all university educational and academic policies.
Dr. Newbould’s career in higher education spans more than 30 years. Before his arrival at UMW in April 2012, he served as president of three institutions: at Richmond, the American International University in London, UK; at North Carolina Wesleyan College; and at Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, Canada. He also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Newbould holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Manchester (England), an M.A. in History from the University of Guelph (Canada), and a B.A. in History from the University of Western Ontario, (Canada).
John T. Morello, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Office number: 540.654.1241
The Associate Provost for Academic Affairs serves as the chief deputy to the Provost in academic affairs matters such as academic space planning and building projects; academic budget planning and decision making; academic organization, staffing and academic policy issues; and curriculum matters. The Associate Provost updates and edits the Faculty Handbook and also serves as editor in chief of the undergraduate and graduate Academic Catalogs. The Associate Provost serves as UMW’s Chief Transfer Officer, coordinates planning for the summer session, and oversees the University’s process for review and approval of external grants and contracts funding.
Prior to joining the UMW faculty in 1989, Dr. Morello held faculty positions at James Madison University and Simpson College (Iowa). Before moving into his administrative role at UMW, Dr. Morello earned the rank of Professor of Communication, served as Director of the Intercollegiate Debate Program, founded and served as first director of the Speaking Intensive Program, and chaired the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication.
Dr. Morello earned a Ph.D. in speech communication at Wayne State University, an M.A. in speech from Northern Illinois University, and an A.B. in government at the College of William and Mary.
Fred A. Pierce, III, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Student Services
Office Number: 540.654.2171
As Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Student Services, Fred Pierce oversees these offices and departments: Office of Admissions, Office of the University Registrar, Office of Academic Services, Office of Disability Resources, Office of Career Services, and the Center for International Education. He is responsible for all matters related to enrollment, recruitment and student services at the University and provides leadership to the individuals working within the various offices that are tasked with providing enrollment and student services.
At a time of increasing competition for the best students, the Enrollment and Student Services division has been tasked with increasing applications to Mary Washington while maintaining admissions selectivity and a high graduation rate.
Prior to his arrival at UMW in July 2011, Mr. Pierce served as Undergraduate Programs Director for the College of Business at the University of Tennessee. He also was Assistant Director for the College of Arts and Sciences advising services at the University of Tennessee. Before his tenure with the University of Tennessee, he was a program counselor with Project Discovery, a People Incorporated Community Action Agency in Abingdon, Va.
At the University of Tennessee, Pierce received the College of Business Administration Outstanding Staff Award for Professionalism in 2004 and 2010 and the Provost’s Citation for Excellence in Advising in 2002.
He received a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Belk College of Business.
Taiwo Ande, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
Office Number; 540.654.1046
Dr. Ande supervised the Office of Institutional Analysis and Effectiveness. Reporting directly to the Provost, this Office provides accurate, relevant and timely access to information used by both internal and external constituencies. Driven by the mission of the University which is to “provide a superior education that inspires and enables our students to make positive changes in the world”, the Office of Institutional Analysis and Effectiveness collects, analyzes, and disseminates a wide variety of data and information in support of the institutional effectiveness and decision-making processes. The Office is also charged with building competence in assessment and other data-driven improvement strategies aimed at making academic programs and institutional units more effective in fulfilling the mission of the University of Mary Washington.
Dr. Ande began at UMW in 2010. Prior to his arrival, he was Coordinator of Institutional Research at Patrick Henry Community College. He has a Ph.D. from Indiana State University, a Master’s in Information Sciences from DeVry University, a MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management, a Master’s of Science and Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Ibadan.
Rosemary Huff Arneson, University Librarian
Office Number: 540.654.1147
Rosemary Huff Arneson became University Librarian in January 2011. She oversees administration of all aspects of of library operations, including the university archives. She previously served as university librarian for Carmichael Library at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama. Prior to working at Montevallo, She served as director of Everett Library at Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina. She also held positions at Fairfield University, James Madison University and Virginia State University.
Ms. Arneson is active in a number of professional organizations, including serving as president of the Alabama Association of College and Research Libraries, and as chair of the Resource Sharing Committee of the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries since 2008. She also is a member of the American Library Association.
Ms. Arneson holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in librarianship from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.
Amy J. O’Reilly, Assistant to the Provost
Office Number: 540.654.1241 or 1929
Amy O’Reilly joined the Provost Office in 2009. In her almost 15 years with the University she has served in a number of offices including College Relations, Office of the Dean of the Faculty (now Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences), and the Office of the President.
Ms. O’Reilly serves as webmaster for the Provost Office. Assists with the University Faculty Handbook, Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs. She also serves as the secretary to the Institutional Review Board.
Ms. O’Reilly is a member of Mary Washington’s Class of 1991. She holds B.A. in American Studies.