2018 State of the University

President William C. Dudley talked with Executive Director of Alumni Affairs Beau Dudley in December 2018 about the state of the university, including W&L's new strategic plan and issues pertaining to our institutional history.

Watch the full conversation or topical segments below:

Full Conversation (43:12)

Watch the complete conversation between President Will Dudley and Executive Director of Alumni Affairs Beau Dudley

Teaching at W&L (6:21)

President Dudley discusses his own experience teaching a course on the core values articulated in W&L's mission statement, as well as W&L faculty today.

W&L's Strategic Plan (8:34)

President Dudley talks about the planning process and the strategic priorities that are at the heart of W&L's new strategic plan.

Capital Projects (6:16)

President Dudley discusses some of the capital projects emerging from the Strategic Plan, including a new science center and a new Admissions and Financial Aid center, as well as the status of the third-year housing village.

Academic Distinctions (6:48)

President Dudley talks about W&L's academic distinctions and interdisciplinary programs, as well as the state of the liberal arts, the Williams School, and student outcomes.

Institutional History (11:57)

President Dudley addresses issues related to W&L's institutional history, including the work of the Commission, plans for the new institutional history museum, the search for the Director of Institutional History, the renaming or Robinson Hall and Lee-Jackson House, and changes to Lee Chapel.