Q. The university for which I work will have a new president who is not from this region. Both he and his wife have requested that she establish her own identity here. They do not want to use President and Mrs. What is the correct form for an invitation that reads ‘the regents invite you to welcome President John Doe and Mrs. Jane Doe…’ Is “President John Doe and Jane Doe” better?
A. The best thing to do is ask her how she wishes to be addressed. If she uses his last name, you most likely would want to use Ms. rather than Mrs.
President John Doe and Ms. Ann Doe
If she uses her maiden name, then you would use that.