President Will Dudley

William C. (Will) Dudley became Washington and Lee University's 27th president on Jan. 1, 2017. Previously provost and professor of philosophy at Williams College, President Dudley is a native Virginian who was born in Charlottesville and raised in Arlington. See his biography.

Messages to the Community

2019 State of the University

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 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.

Other News

Monday, September 09, 2019

W&L Updates Climate Action Plan

Washington and Lee’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) has been updated to identify and adopt specific steps to be taken over the next decade in order to meet the university’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. President Will Dudley has approved the update, which was prepared by the University Sustainability Committee (USC). In the coming […]

Monday, March 18, 2019

Lynn Rainville Named Director of Institutional History at Washington and Lee

Lynn Rainville, community initiatives fellow at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities and former dean of Sweet Briar College, will be the inaugural Director of Institutional History at Washington and Lee University. Rainville has worked at Sweet Briar for the past 18 years, as a member of the faculty from […]