W. Taylor Reveley IV


W. Taylor Reveley IV

W. Taylor Reveley, IV became the 26th president of Longwood University in 2013. A scholar of the U.S. presidency, he previously served as the managing director of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, a leading nonpartisan institute, and as the coordinating attorney for the National War Powers Commission, co-chaired by U.S. Secretaries of State James Baker and Warren Christopher. He began his career as an attorney with Hunton & Williams. Full Bio

Larissa M. Smith

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Larissa M. Smith is the University’s Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. In this role, she is chief academic officer and is responsible for Longwood’s five academic colleges, Greenwood Library, academic programs, and outreach centers.

Smith has been at Longwood since 2000. As a professor of history, she specializes in 20th century African-American history, history of the U.S. South, and Virginia history. She serves as university liaison to the Moton Museum, Virginia's only civil rights National Historical Landmark, located in Farmville. She also was the lead historical consultant for the museum’s award-winning exhibit “The Moton School Story: Children of Courage,” which opened in April 2013, and authored the exhibit guide.

Prior to becoming Provost, Dr. Smith served as Associate Provost for Outreach and Initiatives, in which she worked closely with the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, the Moton Museum, and Hull Springs. From 2014-2016, she served as vice-chair of the Academic Core Curriculum Committee, which led the development of Longwood’s new general education curriculum, called Civitae. She also chaired Longwood’s Faculty Senate from 2010-2013. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and an M.A. and Ph.D from Emory University.

Courtney Hodges

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

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Courtney Hodges is the University’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement, overseeing Longwood’s work in philanthropic fundraising, government relations, and event services.

She has served as a gift officer at Longwood for more than a decade, including as a major gift officer during the University’s recently completed $41 million capital campaign.  She was appointed to her current position in 2015. Prior to coming to Longwood, she worked for the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg.

A graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, she also received a master’s degree in public administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Victoria Kindon

Vice President for Strategic Operations

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Victoria Kindon is Longwood’s vice president for strategic operations and CIO, overseeing the University’s efforts to improve retention and graduation, as well as admissions, alumni engagement, university marketing and communications, and technology.

Prior to her arrival at Longwood in 2013, she was a leader at technology firms that provided solutions and strategy for national and regional political campaigns, nonprofits and businesses. Her work with presidential campaigns in particular helped transform constituent engagement across the nonprofit and political sectors. Her areas of expertise include strategic application of data analysis and data integration, fundraising and marketing.

She received a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and master’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Michelle Meadows

Director of Athletics

Michelle Meadows

Michelle Meadows was named Director of Athletics by Longwood University President W. Taylor Reveley IV in May 2019, ascending to that role from her previous position of Interim Athletics Director following the departure of athletics director Troy Austin.

Beginning with her arrival in 2005, she has enhanced the department’s NCAA compliance program with a focus on education and monitoring, she has led the creation and development of the academic services department to provide resources to student-athletes for athletic, academic, career and personal pursuits, and she engineered the collaboration of Longwood’s academic services, sports medicine, leadership development and sports performance departments into the student-athlete enhancement unit, which aims to provide a holistic approach to student-athlete development and wellbeing.  Most recently, she led a restructuring of the department’s business operations, streamlining budgeting, human resources, travel and equipment/apparel services for all 14 Division I intercollegiate sports and spirit squads.

Michelle has served on various institutional and conference committees throughout her tenure, including as chair of the Council of Senior Woman Administrators, strategic planning, men’s basketball, and championships.  She currently serves on the NCAA Division I Softball Committee.

A Richmond native, she graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech with a bachelor of science degree in human nutrition, foods and exercise. She holds a master's degree in sports leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Cameron O'Brion

General Counsel

Cameron O’Brion

Cameron O’Brion is University Counsel for Longwood University and Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

He provides legal advice and representation to the Board of Visitors, executive officers, administrators, faculty and staff.  He also serves as an adjunct professor teaching a course in constitutional law. Prior to joining Longwood, he was an Assistant Attorney General for the Virginia Office of the Attorney General and worked in private practice.  He began his role at Longwood in 2012.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College and J.D. from Georgetown University.

Cameron Patterson

Managing Director, Robert Russa Moton Museum

Cameron Patterson

Cameron Patterson ’10 is the Managing Director of the Robert Russa Moton Museum (Moton), a National Historic Landmark, that preserves and constructively interprets the history of Civil Rights in Education, specifically as it relates to Prince Edward County and the leading role its citizens played in America’s transition from segregation towards integration.

Since joining Moton in January of 2017, Cameron has led efforts to grow staffing support, increase Moton’s presence across the Commonwealth, solidify a thriving partnership with Longwood University, increase programs, and expand resources for young visitors. Professionally Cameron is actively involved as a member of the Virginia Museum Association and the American Association for State & Local History, where he takes an active interest in promoting museum advocacy efforts at all levels of government. 

Before joining Moton, Cameron worked in numerous roles within Student Affairs at Longwood University. Actively involved in the local community and across the Commonwealth, he was appointed by Gov. Ralph S. Northam to serve as a member of the Virginia African American Advisory Board. Cameron also serves as a member of the State Board of Directors for the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Vice Chairman for the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman for the Farmville Planning Commission and the Prince Edward Christmas Mother.

A Lynchburg, Virginia native, he graduated from Longwood University with a bachelor of science degree in history, and a master's degree in counselor education.

Tim J. Pierson

Vice President for Student Affairs

Tim Pierson is the University’s Vice President for Student Affairs and oversees areas including student housing, campus dining, recreation, student conduct and integrity, the counseling center, fraternity and sorority life, and campus police.

He has worked at Longwood since 1992 and served as Vice President for Student Affairs since 2000.  He previously served in student affairs positions at Willamette University and Michigan State University. He is actively involved with the American College Personnel Association and the group NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. In 2005 he received ACPA’s Excellence in Practice Award.

He holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Central Michigan University and a doctorate in higher education administration from Michigan State University.

Justin Pope

Vice President and Chief of Staff

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Justin Pope is vice president and chief of staff to President Reveley, leading strategic initiatives and communications in the president’s office, as well as overseeing day-to-day operations.

Prior to coming to Longwood in 2013, Pope was one of the nation’s leading education journalists. From 2004-2013 he was national higher education reporter for The Associated Press, where his work won awards from groups including the Education Writers Association, the AP Managing Editors Association, the Headliners Club and the United Nations. During the 2010-2011 academic year, he was a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. He has served as a judge for the Education Writers Association national awards contest, and is a member of EWA’s Community Member Advisory Board, as well as the Farmville Lions Club and the executive committee of the Daniel Sachs Scholarship at Princeton University.

A Richmond native, Pope received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in history from Princeton and received an M.Phil in Economic and Social History from Oxford.

Louise Waller

Vice President for Administration and Finance

Louise Waller

Louise Waller (MBA ‘10) is the University’s Vice President for Administration & Finance, serving as the institution’s chief financial and business officer and overseeing key operational departments such as Human Resources, Facilities, and Material Management.

Since joining Longwood in 2005, she has served as Space Planning and Real Property manager, Executive Director of the Longwood Real Estate Foundation, and most recently the Associate Vice President of Campus Planning, Construction and Real Estate Foundation.

She holds a BS from Virginia Tech, an MBA from Longwood, and is currently pursuing her EdD from VCU in Higher Education Leadership.