College of William and Mary Diplomat-in-Residence Mitchell Reiss has been named the 27th president of Washington College in Chestertown, Md. Reiss is also a government and law professor at the College.
Reiss came to the College in 1999 and has served as dean of international affairs, vice provost for international affairs and director of the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies.
Outside of the College, he worked as then-Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Director of the Office of Policy Planning. Later, President George Bush selected Reiss to serve as Special Envoy to the Northern Ireland Peace Process.
“I am deeply honored to have been selected as Washington College’s next president,” Reiss said to in a press release. “My time at William and Mary has provided me with the best possible example of what a great liberal arts college should be.”