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W. Taylor Reveley, IV


Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA

W. Taylor Reveley IV has served since 2013 as the 26th president of Longwood University, where he has deep family ties. During his time as president, he has emerged as a leading national voice championing the value of the college experience and the liberal arts in particular in preparing graduates for democratic citizenship. Longwood was chosen by the Commission on Presidential Debates to host the lone vice - presidential debate of the 2016 general election cycle.

A graduate of Princeton University, where he played football, President Reveley also received a master’s degree from Union Presbyterian Seminar and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.

Prior to Longwood, he served as managing director of U.Va.’s Miller Center, a nonpartisan institution focused on the U.S. presidency, policy and political history. He also previously served as coordinating attorney for the Center’s National War Powers Commission, co-chaired by former U.S. Secretaries of State Warren Christopher and James Baker, and as an attorney with the law firm Hunton & Williams. 

President Reveley is a third-generation college president. His grandfather, W. Taylor Reveley II, was president of Hampden-Sydney College from 1963-1977. His father, W. Taylor Reveley III, recently retired as president of The College of William & Mary.