University of Virginia official W. Taylor Reveley IV was named president of Longwood University on Saturday.
Reveley is managing director of UVa's Miller Center, a nonpartisan institute focused on the U.S. presidency, policy and political history. He begins his new duties on the Farmville campus June 1. Former Longwood President Patrick Finnegan resigned from his post at the 4,800-student campus last summer because of health problems.
The Miller Center, which is led by former Virginia Gov. Gerald Baliles, is supported by a $65 million endowment and has conducted the official oral history of each U.S. presidential administration over the past four decades. Reveley's other leadership roles include serving as chairman of the Board of Trustees at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, and as a business attorney at Hunton & Williams, a Charlottesville-based law firm.