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Taylor Reveley: a decade of stories

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    A look back:  Taylor Reveley has served as the president of William & Mary since 2008. He will retire June 30, 2018.  Art by Rachel Follis
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When Saturday draws to a close, so too will Taylor Reveley’s presidency at William & Mary. After a decade in the Brafferton and a total 20 years at W&M as president and dean of the William & Mary Law School, Reveley is retiring June 30. But his impact on the Alma Mater of the Nation will be seen and felt for many years to come.

W&M News recently looked back at articles that captured many of the milestones in 27th president’s tenure, from strategic planning and the building boom of facilities to academic excellence to record fundraising to diversity and community initiatives. Enjoy these stories from the archives as the university prepares to bid Reveley a fond farewell and a marvelous – maybe even succulent – retirement. -Ed

2008

Reveley takes the helm at W&M

Law School announces Veterans Benefits Clinic

Comprehensive annual strategic planning process launched

Committee on Sustainability established

Taylor Reveley, pictured with then-Rector Michael Powell  '85, D.P.S. '02, and Reveley's wife, Helen, is sworn in as W&M's 27th president. (Photo by Stephen Salpulas)2009

Michael R. Halleran named William & Mary provost

First phase of the Integrated Science Center opens

Lemon Project established

Center for Student Diversity created

ISC 2 opens

Mason School of Business dedicates Miller Hall

Students, faculty and staff celebrate the new home of the Mason School of Business, Miller Hall, after its dedication in 2009. (Photo by Stephen Salpukas)2010

W&M announces new mascot

W&M strategic planning effort moves forward

William & Mary and St Andrews offer joint degree program

AidData, the largest collection of aid activities, launched

W&M’s new School of Education building dedicated

Cohen Career Center opens

President Taylor Reveley poses with W&M's new mascot, the Griffin, after an unveiling event. (Photo by Stephen Salpukas)2011

W&M launches Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program

William & Mary named a ‘Military Friendly School’

Small Hall renovation completed

Physicist Seth Aubin gives members of the Board of Visitors a tour of Small Hall in 2011. (Photo by Joseph McClain)2012

Robert M. Gates '65 invested as chancellor

Tack Faculty Lecture Series established at William & Mary

Dalai Lama brings his wisdom, wit and philosophy to W&M

The Dalai Lama stressed the need for compassion during his presentation at William & Mary in 2012. (Photo by Stephen Salpukas)2013

Muscarelle breaks record attendance with Michelangelo show

Board of Visitors adopts new operating model for William & Mary

Hospitality House becomes One Tribe Place

Fraternity housing, Sadler Center expansion projects completed

William & Mary benefits from record-breaking fundraising year

Brafferton renewal completed

Tucker Hall renovations finish

A record 14 W&M graduates receive Fulbright grants

Morrison Mast ’12 was among a record 14 W&M alumni to receive Fulbright scholarships in 2013. (Photo by Elliott Blumberg)
2014

W&M breaks undergrad application record for 10th consecutive year

Sexual assault task force brings together campus-wide efforts

First 'One Tribe One Day' shatters W&M giving record

Plaque to honor veterans placed in Wren Building

Visual identity guidelines, new logo released               

W&M strengthens alumni engagement through advancement

W&M President Taylor Reveley, Jeanne Weaver and a member of the Weaver family look over a replica of the commemorative plaque that was hung in the Wren Building n 2014 in honor of W&M alumni who died while serving in the military. (Photo by Skip Rowland '83)2015

Muscarelle opens Leonardo da Vinci exhibition

League titles for men's basketball, swimming

COLL curriculum launched

Business school launches W&M’s first all-digital degree program

W&M iGEM team wins ‘world cup of science’

William & Mary launches campaign to raise $1 billion

Task force on Race and Race Relations established

Members of the Task Force on Race and Race Relations engage in discussion during a meeting in 2015. (Photo by Stephen Salpukas)2016

W&M establishes program for Asian and Pacific Islander American studies

W&M sets new fundraising record, cements No. 1 alumni participation ranking

William & Mary Real Estate Foundation agrees to purchase Days Inn

Phase three of Integrated Science Center opens

W&M dedicates first buildings named for people of color

W&M dedicates renovated Zable Stadium

Construction continues on William & Mary’s Integrated Science Center, phase 3, in 2015. (Photo by Joseph McClain)2017

Whole of Government Center of Excellence launched

Botticelli exhibit at Muscarelle Museum of Art

Samantha Huge named athletic director

W&M is No. 1 in alumni giving among nationally ranked public universities

Ground is broken for McLeod Tyler Wellness Center

W&M kicks off 50th commemoration of first African-American students in residence

Data science program, engineering-oriented curriculum track launched

4 William & Mary scientists were part of Nobel-winning LIGO observation

Reveley announces plans to retire

At the June 12, 2017, ceremony for the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, (from left) Ronald Russell, Linda Knight, Kelly Crace, Goody Tyler, Bee McLeod, W&M President Taylor Reveley, Ginger Ambler and Anna Wong '17 break ground. (Photo by Stephen Salpukas)2018

New Wren plaques honor African-Americans, women

VIMS dedicates new building

As Lemon Project prepares for next chapter, Board of Visitors resolution apologizes for W&M’s history of owning slaves and racial discrimination

Reveley receives surprise honorary degree

Rowing club salutes Reveley

Griffin renamed for Reveley

On Father’s Day, honoring a legacy and a unique presidential bond

Ten years ago, Taylor Reveley III became president at William & Mary. Almost exactly five years ago, at age 38, Taylor IV took office at Longwood. (Photo by Skip Rowland '83)