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 following quarterly Board of Visitors meetings.

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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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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.