Speeches and Opinion Pieces

Founders Day Remarks: January 22, 2019

President Dudley gave the introductory remarks at Washington and Lee's Founders Day/ODK Convocation on January 22, 2019. The keynote speaker for the convocation was Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum.

Commencement Address 2018

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

Founders Day Remarks: January 18, 2018

President Dudley gave the introductory remarks at Washington and Lee's Founders Day/ODK Convocation on January 18, 2018. The keynote speaker for the convocation was Charles Dew, Ephraim Williams Professor of American History at Williams College.

Inauguration Address

President Dudley presents the address on the occasion of his inauguration as Washington and Lee's 27th president.

Founders Day Remarks

President Dudley gave the introductory remarks at Washington and Lee's Founders Day/ODK Convocation on January 19, 2017. The keynote speaker for the convocation was Jonathan Holloway, historian and dean of Yale College.

Introductory Remarks (Video)

Washington and Lee President William C. (Will) Dudley was introduced to the university community in Elrod Commons on Feburary 12, 2016.