Office of the President

Dottie King, President of SMWC
Dottie King, President of SMWC

Welcome to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College,

As we head into the new year, I am so excited to be able to see what is in store for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2015!

Part of this excitement is centered around the opening of the Jeanne Knoerle Sports and Recreation Center. We are in the process of recruiting our first volleyball team, our 8th sports team. The College has also launched a wellness initiative, Pomeroy Wellness, with partners Better Heath Wabash Valley, Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, leading to a healthier campus and community.

This spring, SMWC is participating in its 10-year reaccreditation process through the Higher Learning Commission, and as part of that, the College is seeking permission to launch a four-year bachelor’s of nursing degree program. The State of Indiana gave its approval in December. This is part of the College’s focus on developing a culture of STEM learning.

Most exciting is the strategic planning and master planning processes we are currently in the midst of. I look forward to sharing a vision for the future of The Woods with our constituents later this semester. As part of this planning, we are also completing a space study of the Rooney Library—looking for ways to help our students and future students be more successful in their college endeavors.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is an incredible place, filled with incredible people. I invite you to be part of this place and part of the Woods story!

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