William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe sent the following message to the university community on Jan. 16, 2020. - Ed.
As we enter the new year, the university is thinking long term. On campus, we continue with the second phase of strategic planning in an exploratory and collaborative way. Two larger goals guide this work:
- Advance the university’s distinctive excellence in a rapidly changing environment, thereby raising our profile nationally and globally;
- Position William & Mary for long-term financial sustainability in a way that aligns our operational and financial models with our distinctive academic mission.
The 2019 Financial Report, now available online, reaffirms our commitment to preserve and grow the university’s financial health — particularly through private support. We are in the final months of our For the Bold campaign, which has strengthened our foundation with more than $950 million raised towards our $1 billion goal.
I very much look forward to working with you as we invest in William & Mary’s academic enterprise to ensure our whole community will thrive for all time coming.
Katherine A. Rowe
President, William & Mary