President Will Dudley

William C. (Will) Dudley became Washington and Lee University's 27th president on Jan. 1, 2017. Previously provost and professor of philosophy at Williams College, President Dudley is a native Virginian who was born in Charlottesville and raised in Arlington. See his complete biography.

Messages to the Community

Fall 2018 Update

President Dudley sent a fall update to the W&L community on October 31, 2018, highlighting important university initiatives and recent accomplishments by students, faculty and staff.

Hate Speech and Violence

President Dudley sent a message to the W&L community on October 29, 2018, regarding the leaflets distributed on campus and other incidents of hate speech and violence around the country.

Commencement Address 2018

President William C. Dudley addressed the Class of 2018 at the commencement exercises on the Front Lawn.

Other News

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The State of the University

Executive Director of Alumni Affairs Beau Dudley sits down with W&L President Will Dudley to discuss issues and initiatives, including the university's Strategic Plan and institutional history.