Built is 1841 and renovated in 2014, Robinson has was originally built to serve as a dormitory. The building was originally named for John “Jockey” Robinson, who helped found the academy in 1803. On October 9, 2018, the Board of Trustees announced that Robinson Hall will be renamed Chavis Hall, after John Chavis, who was the first African American to receive a college education in the United States. Today it is home to W&L's mathematics department.
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As one of the Nation's best teaching colleges, W&L places a high priority on recruiting and retaining a top-notch faculty. More than 90 percent of W&L’s full time faculty members hold earned doctorate or terminal degrees, and they remain active researchers in their chosen fields.