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President Rowe releases first annual report, 'Moving Forward'

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    President's Report:  Katherine A. Rowe issued her first President's Report on Feb. 11, 2019.  Photo by Eric Lusher
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William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe today released her first President’s Report at the university, “Moving Forward,” reflecting a fresh design arranged to reflect Rowe’s strategic listening initiative.

“This report illustrates the exciting work we are pursuing at William & Mary today, as well as our aspirations for the future of knowledge-making, work and service,” Rowe said in her message. “As the second-oldest institution in the country, William & Mary was the start-up lab for U.S. higher education. So being old and being new are equally familiar to us. We embrace this seeming contradiction as readily as we embrace the & in our name.”

The 2018-2019 online report, including a president’s message, videos, written features, graphics and select news stories, is aligned thematically according to the future of knowledge, work and service – the community initiative’s three areas of focus.

It further illustrates the main themes that emerged from the listening initiative: William & Mary is defined by its deep, human connections; diverse modes of learning and research are increasing in value; and developing the ability to skillfully bridge differences among people and groups is vital.

The report is available online and was announced through an email from Rowe to the William & Mary community on Monday. It was prepared by University Communications in collaboration with the President’s Office and University Advancement.