Reveley: State of the University is promising

From a historic building boom and an intense strategic planning effort to a record year of giving and superb faculty, staff, students, and alumni, William & Mary is moving powerfully forward.

This progress comes despite the frustrations and challenges of the Great Recession, William & Mary President Taylor Reveley says in a "state of the university" message to the William & Mary community.

Taylor Reveley"Despite the financial crisis confronting American higher education, especially those public schools once well supported by the taxpayers, the overall state of our university is quite promising," Reveley said. "The campus remains a place of great natural and architectural beauty, of serious historical significance, and of compelling academic accomplishment."

Hosted on the president's Web site, Reveley's report takes a quick look at the state of William & Mary, including the bricks (building boom) and the mortar (people) of William & Mary. The president also talks about issues such as state budget cuts and finances, strategic planning, sustainability, and the mascot.

 "We're amid a physical transformation of the campus that is producing facilities suitable to the 21st century," Reveley said. "We continue to enjoy record numbers of applicants and welcomed another group of extraordinary new students this fall. William & Mary's faculty continues to excel in teaching, scholarship and service. And we just had the most successful fundraising year in the College's history even though we are not in a campaign and recession was roaming the land."

For the complete text of the president's report, including web links to photos, videos and news stories from the past year, please visit www.wm.edu/stateoftheuniversity.