Peter Kinton

Assistant Dean of Admission

Regions: Home Schooled Students, Northern Neck Virginia, Southside Virginia, Shenandoah Virginia, and Southwest Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida
Email: [[pmkinton]]

Who Am I?

I consider myself a true Virginian as I have grown up all over the state. I spent my childhood in Richmond, then moved to Northern, VA for high school, and then during college my family moved to the Northern Neck area. While at William & Mary, I majored in Government with a minor in Geology, so rocks and politics are really my jam. I graduated in May of 2018 and hope to start pursuing a graduate degree in the next couple of years, so stay tuned!

Why W&M

Since I grew up in Richmond, I became a master of Colonial Williamsburg before I even finished elementary school. I distinctly remember that as a six year old, I declared that I would go to William & Mary when it came time for college. 12 years later, and it came true! William & Mary enchanted me as a kid, and I am equally as obsessed with it as an adult. Whether it be the beautiful campus, the amazing history, or the warm community, W&M has so much to offer for every individual that walks its brick paths.

Why Admission?

I became involved with the Admission Office as a freshman and I have not looked back since! I love the ability to work with prospective students and families and aid in their college search process. There is no greater joy for me than watching a prospective student get that "feeling" that William & Mary might be the right place for them.

What I do for Admission

I am the dean responsible for students from the Northern Neck, Southside, Shenandoah, and Southwest areas of Virginia. Additionally, I am also the regional dean for students from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, as well as Home-Schooled students.

Why Wawa?

Wawa is one of my favorite spots in Williamsburg. Not only is it close to campus, but it's also open 24 hours a day, has delicious sandwiches, AND right now any size coffee is $1. Can't beat that. (Wawa if you're reading this, I'm now accepting sponsorship.)

Fun Facts
  • I have ridden in an elevator with Malia Obama and her secret service.
  • I can write with my toes. I'm left-handed but right-footed!
  • I am obsessed with FLAGS! Ask me about flags and I can talk about them for hours on end.