Lecture Committee

The Lecture Committee is composed of 3 faculty, 1 staff, and 3 students (3-1-3)

The Lecture Committee selects, schedules, and makes arrangements for visiting lecturers who would be of interest to the College community. The committee frequently works in conjunction with departments, programs, and administrative offices of the College to co-sponsor appearances. While the Lecture Committee is not the only source of funds for this purpose, it is an important one. The Director of Commencement and Academic Events serves as an ex officio voting member.

The Lecture Committee, through a subcommittee composed only of its faculty members, also invites Williams faculty colleagues to present public lectures in the annual Faculty Lecture Series, which occur each Thursday in the first half of the spring semester. The chair of the subcommittee need not be the same as the chair of the main committee.

To submit an application for fall 2019 (deadline: September 20) or spring 2020 (deadlines: December 6 and February 14) fill out our online form.

You can review the Lecture Committee memo for the second round of spring funding here.


  • Gregory Mitchell (Chair)
  • Shivon Robinson
  • Stefanie Solum
  • Carrie Greene, Director of Commencement and Academic Events
  • William Ren ’21
  • Zia Saylor ’23