Presidential Search

On Feb. 12, 2016, Washington and Lee's Board of Trustees unanimously elected William C. (Will) Dudley, provost and professor of philosophy at Williams College, as the University's 27th president. He will succeed i Kenneth P. Ruscio '76 who announced in May 2015 that he will step down as president. President-elect Dudley will assume office on Jan. 1, 2017.

Board of Trustees Rector J. Donald Childress '70 had appointed a 15-member committee composed of trustees, faculty, administrators and students to conduct the national search. B. Craig Owens '76, a trustee from Bryn Mawr, Pa., is chair of the committee.

Shelly W. Storbeck, managing partner of the executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, supported the committee in its work.

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