Greek Academic selected as William & Mary University provost
Peggy Agouris, an award-winning scholar and researcher and dean of the College of Science at George Mason University, has been selected as William & Mary University’s sixth provost. Agouris, who as dean currently oversees 4,000 students, almost 700 faculty and staff and an annual budget of more than $80 million, will begin at William & Mary July 1, 2019.
Agouris, received her Diploma. from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. She also serves as the director of the Center for Earth Observing and Space Research at George Mason, is an expert in digital image processing and analysis, remote sensing and geospatial information systems.
“It is humbling to be selected to now lead the academic side of such an extraordinary institution, committed as it is to teaching and research equally, and whose talented faculty are matched only by the strength of their students. My family and I are excited to join the William & Mary community,” said Agouris.
A National Science Foundation CAREER award winner, Agouris has received more than $35 million in external research funding, including grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.
Founded in 1693, William and Mary University in Williamsburg, Virginia, is the second oldest academic institution in the United States after Harvard University.
“Dr. Agouris brings an enormous breadth of experience as a teacher, scholar, researcher and administrator. She will be an extraordinary provost, and we are thrilled to welcome her to campus,” said university president President Katherine A. Rowe.
The provost is the chief academic officer for the university and oversees Arts & Sciences, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, the William & Mary School of Education, William & Mary Law School, the William & Mary School of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and University Libraries.