Davis & Elkins College

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Davis & Elkins College
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Established 1904
Type Private
Endowment $30.421 million
President G.T. "Buck" Smith
Students 847[1]
Location Elkins, West Virginia
38°55′50″N 79°50′48″W / 38.93056°N 79.84667°W / 38.93056; -79.84667Coordinates: 38°55′50″N 79°50′48″W / 38.93056°N 79.84667°W / 38.93056; -79.84667
Campus Rural
Athletics NCAA Division II, 8 teams
Nickname Senators
Affiliations Presbyterian
Website dewv.edu

Davis & Elkins College, also known as D&E, is a small liberal arts college located in the mountains in Elkins, West Virginia, United States.[1] The college president is G.T. "Buck" Smith. Smith assumed his duties as president on an interim basis of Davis & Elkins College on July 1, 2015, returning to the institution after serving as President Emeritus since 2013 and as President from 2008 to 2013.


The school was founded in 1904 and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.[2] It was named for Henry G. Davis and his son-in-law Stephen B. Elkins who were both members of the United States Senate from West Virginia.[3]

The Senator, the college newspaper, was founded in December 1922.


The school's athletic teams, known as the Senators, compete in the NCAA Division II Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC).[4] Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and tennis; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.


The college enrolls 847 students, with a 16:1 student/faculty ratio.[1]

Campus Buildings[edit]



  • Liberal Arts Hall
  • Charles E. Albert Hall
  • Boiler House Theatre
  • Memorial Gymnasium/Martin Field House (dedicated October 2010)
  • Jennings Randolph Hall
  • Benedum Hall
  • Eshleman Science Center
  • Walter S. Robbins and Elisabeth Shonk Robbins Memorial Chapel
  • Hermanson Center
  • Graceland Inn & Robert C. Byrd Center for Hospitality & Tourism
  • Darby Hall
  • Roxanna Booth Hall
  • Gribble Hall
  • Presidential Center
  • International Hall/Moyer Hall (dedicated October 2010)


  • Booth Library
  • Charles B. Gates Jr. Memorial Tower
  • Madden Student Center & William S. Robbins Centennial Tower
  • The McDonnell Center for Health, Physical Education and Athletics
  • Myles Center for the Arts (dedicated October 2012)

Affiliated programs[edit]

  • Augusta Heritage Center, at Davis & Elkins College -- A center dedicated to traditional arts and music, with themes ranging from Old-Time, Bluegrass, Cajun, Irish and Dance to crafts and folklore, five consecutive weeks of week-long sessions are held every summer, in July and August with other events held year round.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "D&E Info". Davis & Elkins College. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Carlson, Scott (November 20, 2009). "Turnaround Pro Makes the Most of His College's Small Size". The Chronicle of Higher Education LVI (13): A13. 
  3. ^ "Davis & Elkins College". The Independent. Jul 6, 1914. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "G-MAC News: Conference Adds Three New Members" (Press release). Great Midwest Athletic Conference. August 21, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ "UCF Names Terry Rooney Baseball Head Coach". UCF Athletic Communications. June 12, 2008. Archived from the original on July 5, 2014. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Profile". MILB.com. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 

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