Office of the President

Speeches & Articles

Remarks at the Historical Marker Introduction

On April 5, 2015, President Ruscio spoke to a gathering at the introduction of the historical marker, "A Difficult, Yet Undeniable, History," which recognizes the enslaved men and women owned by Washington College in the 19th century.

Judging Patron Saints

President Ruscio writes about the University's namesakes in the January 26, 2012, edition of Inside Higher Ed.

Messages to the Community

State of the University 2015

Washington and Lee President Kenneth P. Ruscio addressed the University community in a webcast on Oct. 6, 2015.

Recent News


Wednesday, April 06, 2016

New Historical Marker Recognizes Washington College Slaves

Washington and Lee University this week introduced a permanent historical marker on campus that recognizes the African Americans who were owned by the school for about three decades prior to the Civil War.