Messages from the Board

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Formation of the Residential and Social Life Working Group

On Thursday, Sept. 24, Rector Mike McAlevey '86 wrote to the W&L community regarding the creation of a Residential and Social Life Working Group to assess the current structure, challenges and opportunities of W&L’s residential and social experiences.

 

Update on the Board's Work

On Thursday, August 26, Rector Mike McAlevey '86 wrote to the W&L community with an update on the progress made this summer by the university and the Board of Trustees in furtherance of the board’s decisions announced in June.

Mid-Summer Update

On Wednesday, July 14, Rector Mike McAlevey '86 wrote to the W&L community announcing the election of Betsy Pakenas '94 and Jonathan Wortham '04 to the Board of  Trustees.

The Future of Washington and Lee University

On Friday, June 4, the Board of Trustees wrote to the W&L community to announce that the university will continue under its current name. The board also decided to expand diversity and inclusion initiatives and make changes to campus buildings, practices, and governance.

Board of Trustees' Update

On Wednesday, May 5, Rector Mike McAlevey '86 wrote to the W&L community with an update on the Board of Trustees' process and timing.

Update on the Board's Work

On Thursday, Jan. 28, Rector Mike McAlevey '86 wrote to the W&L community with an update on the Board of Trustees' work.

Board of Trustees' Update

On Thursday, Oct. 22, Rector Mike McAlevey '86 wrote to the W&L community with an update following the board's fall meeting.

Community Outreach from the Special Committee of the Board

On Monday, Sept. 14, Rector Mike McAlevey '86 wrote to the W&L community about the next phase of the special committee's work.

Update on the Work of the Special Committee

On August 21, 2020, Rector Mike McAlevey '86 wrote to the W&L community with an update on the composition and responsibilities of the special committee and the process by which a final decision on the university’s name will be made.

Plan to Address Issues of Racial Justice and W&L History

On July 7, Rector Mike McAlevey '86 wrote to the W&L community regarding the creation of a special committee of the Board of Trustees to lead the board in a deep and detailed review of W&L's symbols and name with the intention of securing the brightest possible future for the university.

Contact the Board of Trustees

James D. Farrar, Jr.

Secretary of the University

Katherine Brinkley

Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees