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Davis & Elkins College

Davis & Elkins College
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Established 1904
Type Private
Endowment $30.421 million
President Michael P. Mihalyo Jr.
Students 847[1]

Elkins, West Virginia
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Campus Rural
Athletics NCAA Division II, 8 teams
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Affiliations Presbyterian

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 Michael P. Mihalyo Jr. He came to D&E in 2011 as Provost and later served as Chancellor. He assumed his duties as president in 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



  • 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

  • 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


  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". Retrieved 2009-09-09. 

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