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

President Dudley addresses faculty and staff at the annual Town Hall Breakfast.

Monday, August 20, 2018

University Town Hall Breakfast

The annual Town Hall Breakfast for faculty and staff will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. in Evans Hall, with remarks from President Dudley on key initiatives and highlights for the coming year.