WILLIAMSBURG-Deborah Cheesebro, associate vice president for public safety and the chief of the College of William & Mary police, will retire at the end of this academic school year after serving as chief for eight years.
Prior to joining William & Mary in 2014, Cheesebro worked at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in Winston-Salem, NC, where she served as senior director of police, public safety and emergency management as well as director of police and public safety.
Deputy Chief Don Butler will assume the role as interim associate vice president for public safety and police chief beginning June 1. A nationwide search for Cheesebro’s permanent successor will take place following the appointment of the college’s new chief operating officer. Butler has been with the college since 2012.