Benjamin Spencer, dean of the William & Mary Law School, talks to faculty at the school in Williamsburg, Virginia, Dec. 1, 2020. Spencer said it’s rare to see students and faculty in person since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and he longs to see the hallways and classrooms full of people again someday in the future. Spencer is the first African-American dean hired by the oldest law school in the country and a U.S. Army Reserve captain and lawyer who works for the Government Appellate Division. Spencer graduated from Harvard Law School and joined the Army when he was almost 41 because he felt a calling to serve people and serve his nation. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)

Photo by: Master Sgt. Michel Sauret |  VIRIN: 201201-A-TI382-0510.JPG