Institutional History

Appointment of Director of Institutional History

In August 2018, President Dudley announced the creation of a new position for a Director of Institutional History at Washington and Lee. Following a national search, Dr. Lynn Rainville was named the inaugural director of institutional history in March 2019. She began work on July 1.

Working Group on the History of African Americans at W&L

Through the Working Group, W&L was one of the earliest members of the Universities Studying Slavery, a 52-member, international organization dedicated to organizing multi-institutional collaboration as part of an effort to facilitate mutual support in the pursuit of common goals regarding the relationships that colleges and universities have historically had with slavery.

Commission on Institutional History and Community

President Dudley issued his response to the report of the Commission on Institutional History and Community on August 28, 2018.