Dean's Office

Dean Newby
Arielle S. Newby
Acting Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Academic Support

Degrees: B.A. (Political Science), Hampton University; M.Ed. (Educational Leadership - Higher Education Administration), William & Mary 

Email: [[w|lawdeanofstudents]]
Office Phone: (757) 221-1320


Dean Arielle S. Newby rejoined the Law School in December 2021. Her portfolio of responsibilities includes:

  • Overseeing administration of student services such as academic advising, student wellness and well-being, equity and inclusion efforts and student organization support
  • Building programs to enhance the student experience and belonging
  • Liaising with Law School and campus partners to resolve student inquiries and concerns
  • Serving as the Law School liaison to university’s Student Accessibility Services to manage accommodations
  • Planning, implementing, and overseeing equity and inclusion programming
  • Supporting university’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council.

Representative Professional Activities and Achievements

Dean Newby began her career in higher education in 2013 at William & Mary Law School coordinating and implementing programs for the Office of Career Services. She later transitioned to the Office of the Provost supporting university-wide academic and faculty affairs while obtaining her master’s degree. Most recently, she worked in William & Mary’s Dean of Students Office, where she served as an Assistant Director of Community Values and Restorative Practices (CVRP) and an Assistant Director of Student Services. In CVRP, she determined possible violations of the Conduct and Honor Code, as well as administered conduct hearing processes. In her role as Assistant Director of Student Services, she managed Student Success-wide programming to enhance retention, persistence and graduation rates. In addition, she case-managed students in need of academic, social and wellness support.

Dean Newby has been committed to the values of service and belonging at William & Mary. She is a former President of the Staff Assembly and former Staff Liaison to the Board of Visitors. She serves on the university’s Black Faculty & Staff Forum, Juneteenth Committee, Equity & Belonging Collective, and the Building Connections & Bridging Differences Initiative. In addition, she served on the Strategic Plan and Diversity Committees for the university’s Student Affairs Division.