Timothy J. Sullivan

Academic and Career Accomplishments

Before graduating from Ravenna High School in 1962, Tim was often encouraged and frequently prodded by another Hall of Famer, Judge Albert L. Caris, his grandfather. Among his many honors in high school, were co-editorship of the High Times, membership in National Honor Society, vice-president of his senior class, and president of student council. In 1966, Tim graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of William and Mary. He received his law degree from Harvard in 1969 and then served in Viet Nam as a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a legal advisor. After his discharge from the Army, he joined the Law faculty at the College of William and Mary. In the early 1980’s, he also held the position of executive assistant for policy to Governor Charles Robb of Virginia. In 1985, Tim was appointed Dean of William and Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law and helped push it into the top ranks, drawing high marks from state politicians and educators alike. In the realm of public service, Tim was counsel for the Commission on the Future of the Virginia Judicial System and is currently a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault on campus. He also serves as a member of the Virginia State Board of Education. Although rooted deeply in his Ravenna heritage, Tim Sullivan’s career has reached from the Yard of Harvard University, to the central highlands of Viet Nam, and most recently to the historic campus of our nation’s second oldest university when. in 1992, he became the 25th President of the College of William and Mary.

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