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Reveley is the man

W. Taylor Reveley III is no longer interim president at the College of William and Mary.

The college’s board of visitors decided yesterday to forego a national search to fill the position and named Reveley to head the school for at least three years. Reveley was dean of the college’s law school and a finalist when Gene Nichol was named president in 2005.Nichol resigned abruptly in February when he was told his contract would not be renewed and returned to the University of North Carolina law school as a professor. Relevely took the post on an interim basis.

Nichol’s tenure was troubled by what Reveley has described as “the culture wars,” which included removal of a cross from the Wren Chapel and the refusal to cancel a student-sponsored performance by a troupe of sex industry workers.

The college  has an account of the festivities surrounding the announcement and reaction to it.  The Daily Press has an article with more background about Nichol’s presidency.

By Alan Cooper

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