On October 9, 2018, the Board of Trustees directed that the Lee-Jackson House be renamed the Simpson House. This new name is in recognition of the first woman to become a tenured professor at W&L, Pamela Hemenway Simpson, who died in 2011 and served as associate dean of the college. Pamela Simpson played a critical role in the university's transition to co-education in the mid-1980s, chairing the Co-Education Steering Committee from 1984-1986. This house was formerly the home of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, who married the daughter of W&L’s president while Jackson was a professor at VMI. The house remained a residence until it was renovated and turned into the office of the Dean of the College.