W&M joins public universities across the state in supporting partnership of higher education and business leaders
William & Mary has joined public universities across the commonwealth to endorse the newly-launched Growth4VA campaign, which will focus on promoting reform and reinvestment in Virginia’s top-ranked higher education system.
The campaign, backed by a partnership of higher education and business leaders, aims to help grow the Virginia economy, expand access to education and job opportunities for all Virginians, and regain Virginia’s No. 1 ranking for business. Virginia’s colleges, universities and community colleges are partnering with the business community to achieve these goals.
Growth4VA is a campaign of the Virginia Business Higher Education Council and has been endorsed by all 15 of Virginia’s public higher education institutions and the Virginia Community College System. Announced Monday, the campaign will include a series of events this week across the state involving leaders in business, government and higher education. It is focused on four strategies:
- Make Virginia the top state for talent
- Become recognized as the home of innovators and entrepreneurs
- Prepare Virginians for great jobs and great lives
- Provide affordable access for all Virginians
“Virginia is fortunate to have a diverse system of exceptional colleges and universities,” said President Taylor Reveley. “Our institutions play vital roles in creative thinking and business innovation in the Commonwealth. William & Mary enthusiastically supports Growth4VA and looks forward to working even more closely with the business community to grow opportunities for all Virginians.”
To learn more about the Growth4VA campaign, including the current economic impact of Virginia’s higher education system and the Growth4VA coalition’s plans for expanding economic growth and opportunity in Virginia, visit the campaign website at www.Growth4VA.com.