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William Ross Stott, American college executive. Avocations: ornithology, poetry, drawing. M C. Recipient teaching award Fordham University, 1973, Project Quill award American Association Colls., 1978.


Stott,, William Ross was born on July 20, 1935 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Son of William Ross and Irene (Kearns) Stott.


BSS in English Literature and Philosophy, Georgetown University, 1957. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Georgetown University, 1985. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1963.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Fisk University, 1994.


Faculty, Fordham University, New York City, 1964-1973;assistant dean College Arts and Sciences, Fordham University, New York City, 1973-1977;dean of students, Georgetown University, Washington, 1977-1980;vice president, dean of student affairs, Georgetown University, Washington, 1980-1985;president, trustee, Ripon (Wisconsin) College, Wisconsin, 1985-1995. Board directors Cornell Laboratory Ornithology. Professorial lecturer Georgetown University, since 1995.

Donald C. Faber Distinguished scholar-in-residence Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1996.


  • Avocations: ornithology, poetry, drawing. M C.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor poetry to various publications, chapter to book. Art works exhibited public.


Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1959-1962. Fellow Explorers Club (national branch). Member National Audubon Society, American Birding Association (board directors), Defenders of Wildlife (board directors), American Bird Conservancy (board directors), Kaytee Avian Foundation (board directors), Urner Ornithology Club Newark.


  • Other Interests

    Ornithology, poetry, drawing.


Married Margaret Ann Lawler, July 25, 1959. Children– William III, Stasia, Christopher, Rachel, Alexa.

William Ross Stott,

Irene (Kearns) Stott,

Margaret Ann Lawler

William III Stott,

Stasia Stott,

Christopher Stott,

Rachel Stott,

Alexa Stott,