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Statement on Mitchell Reiss being named CW president

The following is a statement by William & Mary President Taylor Reveley on Mitchell B. Reiss being named president and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. From 1999 to 2009, Reiss held numerous senior leadership posts at the William & Mary, including dean of international affairs, director of the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies, vice provost for international affairs, Diplomat-in-Residence as well as professor of both law and government.-Ed

Statement by William & Mary President Taylor Reveley
It is truly grand that Mitchell Reiss is returning to Williamsburg. We know him well and wonderfully at William & Mary. Few mortals have the range of experience Mitchell has amassed as a college president, dean of international affairs, senior diplomat, teacher, scholar and author. Mitchell will be a powerfully effective leader of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Colonial Williamsburg loses an extraordinary leader in Colin Campbell, who has done great good for the Foundation and been a pillar of strength in the Historic Triangle as a whole. Colin has also been a devoted friend of William & Mary and a member of our Board of Visitors. Ties between the Foundation and the College have never been stronger.

We do welcome Mitchell Reiss warmly, and we express our great appreciation to Colin Campbell.