Messages to the Community

2019-20 Academic Year

Caring for the Community

On March 20, 2020, President Dudley wrote to W&L alumni to thank them for their messages of support and to outline the steps the university is taking to care for students, families, faculty and staff.

A Personal Message from President Dudley

On March 15, 2020, President Dudley wrote to the W&L community, reflecting on the extraordinary circumstances that led to the decision to transition to virtual instruction for the remainder of the school year.

Transition to Virtual Instruction

On March 13, 2020, President Dudley wrote to W&L students, faculty and staff about the decision to suspend in-person classes and transition to virtual instruction in response to the spread of COVID-19.

Board of Trustees' Response to the Diploma Petition

On February 11, 2020, W&L's Board of Trustees received a petition requesting that the university provide students with the option of removing the portraits of namesakes George Washington and Robert E. Lee from their diplomas. The trustees, who have the sole authority to confer degrees on graduates, discussed the petition at their meeting on campus on Feb. 14-15 and issued the following response to the petitioners.

Winter 2020 Campus Update

President Dudley sent a fall update to the W&L community on Jan. 9, 2020, highlighting important university initiatives and recent accomplishments by students, faculty and staff.

2019 State of the University Conversation (Video)

Washington and Lee University President William C. Dudley talks with Executive Director of Alumni Affairs Beau Dudley about the state of the university, including improvements to W&L's facilities, recent hires, admissions trends, new academic programs, athletics updates, alumni events and the campus master plan.

Fall 2019 Campus Update

President Dudley sent a fall update to the W&L community on Aug. 28, 2019, highlighting important university initiatives and recent accomplishments by students, faculty and staff.

Office of the President

Washington and Lee University
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