Presidential Search

After nearly a decade as the 27th president of William & Mary, Taylor Reveley announced plans in spring 2017 to retire effective June 30, 2018.

Rector Todd Stottlemyer '85 has appointed a 19-person presidential search committee to lead the national search for Reveley's successor. The committee, chaired by Vice Rector H. Thomas Watkins III '74, comprises representatives from across the university community. It includes Board members that have held many leadership positions across campus as well as faculty and staff members, a recent graduate and a current student leader.

Witt/Kieffer search consultants have been retained to assist the committee.

The committee hosted three initial campus forums on April 19, 2017 for students, staff and faculty. The goals of the public forums was to listen to the William & Mary family and learn what this community is looking for in the 28th president of the Alma Mater of the Nation. The committee is also soliciting feedback from the W&M community.

After obtaining preliminary input, the presidential search committee drafted a position description and leadership profile that will guide the committee and the search firm in conducting the national search. The goal is to select the next president by winter/spring 2018.

"This search is critical to continue the momentum and progress we have enjoyed under Taylor's leadership," Stottlemyer said. "Under Taylor's leadership, William & Mary has made tremendous progress as a university. Our financial foundation is stronger, our curriculum more versatile, our facilities ready to carry us into the 21st century, and our increasingly diverse community is united through shared pride in William & Mary. As we begin this process, it is important we hear from the William & Mary community about the characteristics, experience and leadership style they want in our next president."

For questions about the search, please email [[presidentialsearch]].