Director

Edward Gwathmey

Edward Gwathmey became the second director of the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary in September 1932 after the resignation of H. Edgar Timmerman. Gwathmey was an English professor at William & Mary. His tenure as director of the division was brief as he resigned in December 1932 to become president of… read more »

Charles Duke

Charles Duke served as the fourth director of the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary, from 1941 to 1946, after the resignation of William T. Hodges. A Norfolk native and graduate of William & Mary in 1923, Duke served as the bursar at the Williamsburg campus while serving as director in Norfolk…. read more »

William T. Hodges

William T. Hodges, former Dean of Men at William & Mary, came to the Norfolk Division of William & Mary in 1933 to serve as Director after the four-month tenure of Edward Gwathmey. In 1941, William & Mary President John Stewart Bryan asked for the resignation of Hodges due to a scandal regarding fixing grades… read more »

H. Edgar Timmerman

Appointed the first director of the Norfolk Division, H. Edgar Timmerman was just 29 when he came to Norfolk in the fall of 1930. Prior to the appointment, Timmerman was a doctoral candidate at Columbia University and an instructor in the History Department at New York University. He was well liked by both students and faculty… read more »

Lewis W. Webb, Jr.

Lewis W. Webb, Jr., the first President of Old Dominion University¬†(ODU), was born in Norfolk, Virginia on March 1, 1910. A graduate of Maury High School, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1931 and Master of Science degree in 1932 from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg. He served as an Instructor of… read more »

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