Strategic Planning

Celebrating tradition & forging change

William & Mary, proud of its standing as the nation's second-oldest institution of higher learning and its place in the top ranks of American universities, is building on its strength as a premier public ivy and leading liberal arts university. William & Mary is recognized as providing one of the best undergraduate programs in the country and our academic excellence is increasingly recognized internationally.

We build our future on an extraordinary legacy, but we cannot rest on our laurels. We must continue broadening our international reach, attracting and retaining outstanding faculty, improving diversity, encouraging interdisciplinary perspectives, providing access to the best students by expanding aid, ensuring affordability for low- and middle-income students, integrating technology into our model of engaged learning and continually innovating.

Working together, we are redefining our academic community. Building on more than 300 years of innovation and excellence, we break the boundaries between teaching and research, student and instructor, living and learning.

Each year we review our strategic plan to make sure it is moving us toward the achievement of that vision.