Walter Taylor Reveley, III
is the twenty-seventh president
of The College of William & Mary
. Formerly Dean of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law
, Reveley took over as interim president of the College on February 12
following Gene Nichol
's resignation earlier that day and was officially appointed the College's 27th president for a full, three-year term by the Board of Visitors on September 5
, 2008. Reveley had been a finalist for the presidency of William & Mary in 2005, during the candidate search that ended with Nichol's hiring. With his appointment, now made permanent, Reveley holds two positions at the College, as he is also the John Stewart Bryan Professor of Jurisprudence at the law school.
Reveley's areas of academic specialty include administrative law, citizen lawyers, commercial nuclear power, and Constitutional Law - war powers. He is the author of the 1981 book War Powers of the President and Congress: Who Holds the Arrows and the Olive Branch?, and was a co-director of the National War Powers Commission. Reveley received his A.B. from Princeton University in 1965 while earning Phi Beta Kappa status. He then received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1968 while earning Order of the Coif status.