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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