A highly recognizable and often-seen figure on campus, President William G. Durden ’71 is committed to solidifying Dickinson’s permanence as a top-tier national liberal-arts college. Through his speeches and publications you will quickly see how his broad experience in business and education has helped to establish this permanence.
President William G. Durden '71 addressed his fellow alumni at Alumni Weekend 2009.
The Office of the President is on the first floor of Old West.
Letter from the President
Discover President Durden’s thoughts about Dickinson’s mission and future. View Letter
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit President Durden during open office hours. Office hours for the spring semester will be held Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 19, April 2 and 22 and May 6. See the link at the top of this page for times and locations.
About the President
William G. Durden '71, President
William G. Durden ’71 has been president of Dickinson since 1999. A Dickinson graduate and living example of the advantages of a liberal-arts education, Durden’s degrees in German and philosophy have led him to a multifaceted career including serving as a faculty member, senior education consultant to the U.S. Department of State, several executive positions in educational business entities and “private tutor” to a former British Prime Minister. Learn More
President Durden to Retire in 2013
Read the news release.
Read the president's message to the community.
Read the message from Jennifer Ward Reynolds ’77, Chair, Board of Trustees.
On the Move in the 21st Century
From Dickinson's ambitious programs to its reputation in American undergraduate education, hear President Durden talk about the dynamic status of the College today.
Speeches & Publications
President Durden leads by example in his national role in higher-education policy on issues that matter to the public. He continually draws attention to important topics in higher education through his opinion pieces, international and national media interviews and speaking engagements throughout the U.S. and abroad.
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