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Reveley Named President of William and Mary

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ON SEPTEMBER 5, W. TAYLOR REVELEY III ’68 was named president of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. Reveley had been serving as Interim President since February.

Before taking the interim position, Reveley had served as dean of the William & Mary Law School for nearly a decade. William & Mary Chancellor and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said, “The news that the Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary has offered the presidency to Taylor Reveley is good news for the university.”

“It has been wrenching to leave the country’s oldest law school,” Reveley said, “but the privilege of helping to lead one of our country’s great universities is enormous. I deeply appreciate the faith placed in me by the Board of Visitors and by the people of William & Mary writ large. Helen and I have been truly touched by the support we’ve received over the last six months from all corners of the William & Mary community. It has become clear that we are all stewards of an extraordinary place.”

Prior to arriving at William & Mary, Reveley practiced law at Hunton & Williams in Richmond for 28 years and was a managing partner of the international firm for nine years. Reveley is a trustee emeritus of Princeton University, where he served on the board for 14 years, and is a current trustee of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Virginia Historical Society, and St. Christopher’s School. And serving as a president is not new to the Reveley family. William & Mary’s new president literally grew up on college campuses; his father, W. Taylor Reveley II, served for 14 years as president of Hampden- Sydney College.