Executive Director Rosemary G. Feal to Step Down in 2017

Rosemary G. Feal, the executive director of the Modern Language Association since summer 2002, has informed the Executive Council that she plans to step down when her third five-year term concludes in summer 2017. The Executive Council will appoint a search committee for Feal’s successor at its February 2016 meeting and aims to have a new executive director in place by the time of her departure. “My abiding respect for our mission and for our members’ work has kept me passionately committed to this extraordinary organization,” Feal said. “Fifteen years is a long time, and, while I have enjoyed every moment, it’s now the right move for the association to plan for a smooth leadership transition and for me to pursue new opportunities.” Read the full announcement on the Executive Council blog.