WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WVEC) -- The College of William & Mary announced Tuesday that Katherine A. Rowe will serve as the school's 28th president.
Rowe, who is the current provost at Smith College, becomes William & Mary's first female president in its 325-year history.
The board of visitors unanimously elected Rowe. She will succeed W. Taylor Reveley III who is retiring June 30. Reveley served at the College of William & Mary for two decades, including 10 years as president.
In a news release, the school described Rowe as "a leader in digital innovation of the liberal arts."
Rowe is currently the provost of Smith College in Massachusetts.
"I''m a geek and competitive athlete and that is part of the culture here," Rowe said. "Excellence in both kinds of competition and it's focused on the success of the school rather than the person."
Rowe comes from a family of entrepreneurs and gardeners, so she's ready to go, but also ready to grow in her new role.
"I am honored beyond words to be the first woman president and more than that honored to be at a place that expresses the values I care about in education and research," Rowe said.
You can read more about Rowe here.