W. Taylor Reveley IV was named Longwood University’s 26th president in 2013. A legal and presidential scholar, he has deep ties to the university—members of his family have been leaders on the faculty and board of visitors as well as students and alumni. His tenure at Longwood has been marked by the adoption of the Civitae Core Curriculum, emphasis on college affordability, and using big data to improve student retention and graduation rates. In 2016, Longwood hosted the national vice presidential debate, elevating its national profile as Virginia’s third-oldest public university and one of the hundred-oldest colleges and universities in the nation.

Reveley is a third-generation college president. His grandfather, W. Taylor Reveley II, was president of Hampden-Sydney College, and his father, W. Taylor Reveley III, was president of The College of William & Mary.

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  • Spring Update

    On this fourth annual “Love Your Longwood Day” and with the arrival at last of spring, I wanted to share a brief campus update on several important fronts.

  • Message to Campus

    The prospect of spring after these long months of winter is very welcome. Like always, there have been so many positive developments this semester.

  • State Trooper Lucas Dowell

    We woke up this morning to the terrible news that a Virginia State Police Trooper, Lucas Dowell, has died after being shot last night in the midst of executing a search warrant on Route 45 just north of Farmville in Cumberland County.

  • President Reveley's message to campus

    Amidst much to celebrate, we are never far removed from reminders it is a time of great division in our country.

  • Charlottesville

    As school begins this year, from around the world each news story of alarm and chaos seems to outpace the next, now even here in Virginia.