Warrington Webb could be called "the Father of Old Dominion." After serving
10 years as an instructor at the Norfolk Division of the College of William
and Mary, he was appointed Assistant Director in 1942. He also served
as Director of the Defense and War Training Program at the College from
1940-1944. In 1946 Webb was appointed Director of the Norfolk Division.
Webb's dream was to see the Norfolk Division
become an independent institution. He saw that dream fulfilled in 1962 when
the Norfolk Division gained its independence from William and Mary and became
Old Dominion College. Dr. Webb served as the first President of Old Dominion
College from 1962-1969.
retiring from the presidency he returned to teaching physics. He died
in 1984, having lived long enough to see Old Dominion become a university.