Washington and Lee University

About Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University, the nation’s ninth oldest institution of higher education, is an independent liberal arts university that develops students' capacity to think freely, critically and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity and civility.

It was founded as Augusta Academy in 1749. George Washington gave the struggling school $20,000 in canal stock, and the trustees immediately renamed the school Washington College. Robert E. Lee served as Washington College's president for five years immediately after the Civil War and made several bold moves, introducing the study of law, business and journalism as well as establishing the basis for the University's Honor System, a major feature of the institution to this day. Upon Lee's death, the institution was renamed Washington and Lee University.

Washington and Lee respects its students’ ability to govern themselves and fosters a community based on trust. As a consequence, students develop as leaders in all areas of campus life and go on to become leaders in their communities and professions. Through coursework, research, campus life and service to others, W&L students are deeply engaged in the local and global communities.

 

Washington and Lee’s faculty of teacher-scholars is committed to a student-oriented approach to scholarship, engaging and inspiring undergraduates in the classroom, the laboratory and beyond. By serving as both models and mentors, W&L faculty members have a profound, lifelong impact on their students.

The University's distinctive curriculum blends traditional liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional programs in business, journalism and law, giving students the contemporary perspective necessary to flourish in a complex world.

Washington and Lee’s campus, a national historical landmark, has a timeless beauty. The town of Lexington offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled natural surroundings. While preserving its history, the University has expanded in recent years to offer students a modern learning environment, and is conducting thoughtful renovations to bring the historic structures up to date.

 

 

7 jobs with Washington and Lee University

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  • Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting

    • Lexington, Virginia
    • Salary commensurate with experience
    • Washington and Lee University

    The Department of Accounting at Washington & Lee University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant or associate level be...

  • Director of Donor Relations

    • Lexington, Virginia
    • Minimum $67,093-commensurate with experience
    • Washington and Lee University

    The Director of Donor Relations is responsible for the planning, execution, documentation and evaluation of all donor relations and stewardship act...

  • Development Writer

    • Lexington, Virginia
    • Minimum $49,283 - salary commensurate with experience
    • Washington and Lee University

    The Development Writer is a communications position focused on appropriately thanking donors who make major gifts to Washington and Lee University....

  • Director of Data Education

    • Lexington, Virginia
    • Minimum - $60,000
    • Washington and Lee University

    The Director of Data Education will establish a program to: engage faculty and students in incorporating statistical and computational data analys...

  • Associate Dean of the College

    • Lexington, Virginia
    • Minimum: $94,260 / annual, Salary commensurate with experience
    • Washington and Lee University

    The Office of the Dean of the College at Washington and Lee University seeks an Associate Dean, with primary responsibilities for facilities, budge...

  • Director of Experiential Programming

    • Lexington, Virginia
    • $67,093-Salary commensurate with experience
    • Washington and Lee University

    The Director works closely with the dean, faculty/staff of the Williams School to expose students and alumni to business-related career options.

  • Media Relations Coordinator

    • Lexington, Virginia
    • $44,701/ minimum
    • Washington and Lee University

    The Media Relations Coordinator is instrumental in helping tell W&L’s story to external audiences through news media.

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