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.
July 14, 2021
Spring is fully upon us and the academic year almost to the finish line.
January 13, 2021
The new semester and 2021 begin at a time of both hope and continued trial for the country.
December 16, 2020
At the end of this harsh and historic year, the usual sense of holiday joy may feel harder to summon. But this holiday season, as campus winds down the work of this semester, I am filled with gratitude as well as hope.
November 24, 2020
As Thanksgiving approaches, I simply wanted to take a moment to convey my own gratitude for all we have accomplished together this semester.
October 27, 2020
I wanted to share brief words of encouragement and thanks.