The Williams School

Established in 1905, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics is distinct among its peers--offering a business education within a larger liberal arts curriculum. In fact, Washington and Lee is the only top tier liberal arts college in the United States to claim a nationally accredited commerce school. The Williams School has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1927.

The school is led by Crawford Family Dean Rob Straughan and has 50 full-time faculty members who teach in the departments of accounting, business administration, economics and politics, as well as a number of interdisciplinary programs such as environmental studies, poverty and human capability studies and women's and gender studies. The Williams School is the proud home to the Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship.


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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Campus Spaces Named for Three W&L "Legends"

Three legendary campus figures with more than 105 years of service to Washington and Lee University will have parts of campus facilities named for them as they step down from their leadership...

Sideline reporter Kaylee Hartung during the 2015 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament (Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Kaylee Hartung '07: Sports Beat

The Roanoke Times caught up with Kaylee Hartung to ask her how her liberal arts education at Washington and Lee prepared her for her job as a sports broadcaster.

Kaylee Hartung '07

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kaylee Hartung '07: Live From the College World Series

If you've been watching the College World Series on ESPN, you might have spotted Kaylee Hartung, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2007 with a double major in politics and...

Upcoming Events

Date Event
Aug 31
Aug 31
Williams School Picnic
Liberty Hall Ruins, 5:30 PM
Sep 10
Williams School Back-to-School Breakfast
Larry & Fran Peppers Room (formerly Huntley Hall Reading Room), 8:30 AM
Sep 17
Questioning Passion/Root Lecture: Barbara Fredrickson
Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons, 4:30 PM
Sep 17