Office of the President

At W&J College, we are committed to another 239 years of educating leaders in the practical and liberating tradition of our past. We're carrying forward the strength of our history with a strong vision for the future: your future. Our institutional values and the promise of our strategic plan emphasize nurturing the individual for the success of all. Juncta Juvant: Together we thrive.

Our President

At the helm of W&J College, John C. Knapp, Ph.D. brings a substantial history of institutional leadership to directing the college. With experience leading ambitious strategic plans, expertise directing programs focused on ethics, diversity, and inclusion, and his ongoing, active engagement in the issues of contemporary higher education, Dr. Knapp embodies the ethics and values of the college and promotes the success of its students, faculty, and staff.


Our Values

Commited to integrity, honesty, respect, responsibility, and courage at the institutional level, W&J College's Ethics & Compliance Office oversees conduct college-wide to protect and preserve these values.


Our Promise

W&J College maintains its top-tier status with strategic planning to meet the needs of the current and emerging trends in higher education and, more importantly, the needs of the students who choose W&J College and the community of faculty and staff who serve them.

February 2021: Symposium on Democracy

Led by expert speakers, faculty and students, the Symposium on Democracy is held each year on Presidents Day and examines issues and challenges inherent in sustaining democratic societies and institutions. Founded in the last days of the American Revolutionary War, Washington & Jefferson College has been committed to fostering democracy and responsible citizenship for well over two centuries.