William & Mary is a public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, governed by a board of visitors. Composed of 17 members, the Board of Visitors is appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to serve the university.
Reporting directly to the Board of Visitors, William & Mary is led by President W. Taylor Reveley III, Provost Michael R. Halleran and five senior administrators who direct the academic and administrative activities and departments at the university.
William & Mary is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's, post-master's certificate, doctoral and first professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the university's accreditation.