William & Mary President Taylor Reveley sent the following message Friday to the campus community. -Ed
Dear William & Mary Community,
During the academic year just ended, legions of people spent an enormous amount of time on strategic planning for the university. The Board of Visitors has now approved a vision to guide our planning:
"William & Mary will continue to be one of the world's great liberal arts universities. Already a university of compelling academic distinction, the College will expand its interdisciplinary study, global relevance, and faculty-student research, as well as its lifelong ties with alumni. Our students come wanting to change the world and will leave with the tools to do it."
The Board has also approved a basic framework to guide William & Mary's strategic planning. It focuses on six grand challenges. To review this framework and the six challenges, see www.wm.edu/strategicplanning.
We now proceed to the very hard work of deciding how best to give our strategic framework concrete substance. As was true during the strategic planning done in 2008/09, the implementing work that lies ahead will involve faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Our strategic planning web site includes space for your thoughts. Please keep them coming.
Let's work together to move William & Mary powerfully into the 21st century.