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Presidential Reflections

President Katherine A. Rowe regularly communicates with the William & Mary community, including her "From the Brafferton" column in the W&M Alumni Magazine and in messages to the entire community.

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Uphill Gains

Holding onto and rebuilding faith in higher education means we must deliver on three fundamental obligations as the Alma Mater of the Nation.

Vision 2026
Key Milestones in Vision 2026

Each of our four Vision 2026 cornerstones – data, water, democracy and careers – builds on the institution's strengths in the liberal arts, sciences and professional education.

Year of the Arts Winter 2023
The Year of the Arts

This fall, we complete the first two phases of a long-range plan for the arts. When the plan is wholly realized, W&M's visual and performing arts facilities will rival those at any public university in the country.

2022-2023 Year in Review
Big Wins & Extraordinary Achievements

Commencement was a fitting send-off to a year of major wins — on the gridiron and across all W&M's campuses. Our Vision 2026 strategic plan is coming into focus with concrete initiatives in data, water, democracy and careers.

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Then & Now

We are building on 330 years of innovation to prepare our graduates to lead in the decades ahead, with gratitude for the generations of alumni, faculty and staff upon whose shoulders we stand.

Vision 2026: Data Initiative
Critical Thinking with Data

The urgency to invest broadly in data sciences at W&M emerged organically, out of necessity, and in response to bursting student interest.

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W&M’s Greatest Tradition

With our partners in the region, W&M aims to make Williamsburg the national destination for understanding the complex history of the United States.

2022 Year in Review
2021-22 Year in Review

Our 2021-22 Year-in-Review video captures what has become W&M’s new normal: adapting to advance what we value most about this extraordinary community of learning.

Vision 2026
‘Unprecedented, As Usual’

As we embark on our next chapter, William & Mary looks forward to building on the foundation of the last three centuries — knowing that we should always expect unprecedented challenges ahead.

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Focusing on Fundamentals

Adaptation requires resilience, and William & Mary students have brought their resilient spirits to every challenge of the past 20 months.

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A Centennial of Bold Thinking

This university has weathered many trials in the past and used hardship to spur bold thinking. We have learned that we can do so now, too.

2021 Year in Review
A Year of Hard-Won Success

In 2020-21, facing unprecedented challenges, William & Mary adapted and came together with creativity and determination.

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Vision Into Action

We conclude our strategic planning process this summer in the spirit of adaptation, perseverance and abiding focus on sustaining our mission for the future.

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Lessons for a Post-COVID World

In spite of the challenges the university faces, this is a moment to return to strategic thinking and reflect on how higher education will transform in the future.

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Reflections from the uphill

William & Mary’s 327th academic year played out unlike any other as our community joined the national effort to overcome the challenges of COVID-19.

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Authentically W&M

When confronted with overwhelming challenges, our only option is to respond with our authentic selves.

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Setting the pace in strategic planning

Three subcommittees of the SPSC have completed environmental scans in key mission areas: teaching & learning, research & innovation, flourishing & engagement.

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Unlimited &

The "&" in "William & Mary" symbolizes our range and our insistence that where others see contradiction, we find strength.

Vision, Mission, Values
Defining vision, mission, values

During the first phase of strategic planning at William & Mary, that spirit of experimentation animated the drafting process we used to create a clear and concise statement of the university's vision, mission and values.

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The Long Game

By playing "the long game," I mean investing strategically in things that accumulate value over time.

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Kindliest Change

The concept of "kindly change" is an important idea for the Renaissance culture in which William & Mary was founded.

Thinking Forward
Moving Forward Together

Thinking Forward conversations focused on three core mission areas: knowledge, work and service.

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The Magic of W&M

Higher education faces many constraints; public institutions have a track record of responding with resourcefulness and creativity.