Office of the President

The Woods - A Year in Review

 In reflecting on this past year, our 175th, it was a year for celebration as we…

 Finished the year exceeding our Woods Fund goal for the first time since the 2007-08 year!

It was also a year for reflection, redefinition and re-imagining regarding the College. We announced as part of a three-year long strategic planning process, that SMWC will now admit men into all programs at the College. As I look toward the start of our next year, there is still much to do to strengthen the institution and grow enrollment, and I am trusting in Providence to help guide our direction.

The opportunities far out way the challenges, and I remain encouraged by the future. The mission of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin continues on in the work we do to educate Woods students - women and men, on campus and online, undergraduate and graduate - every day. The next 175 years starts today - with the opportunities we choose to accept and the vision we choose to implement.

I am glad of the great giving spirit of the many alums, friends, faculty, staff and students who have a passion for The Woods and who have supported the College this year – through prayer, volunteering and their personal philanthropic support. I am humbled and grateful for each of you and look forward to our work together this coming year.


Dottie L. King
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College