Roots. They run deep at The Woods. In this President’s Report, you will get a glimpse into what it takes to create change, stay relevant and continue to provide a stellar academic experience for campus, online and graduate students today. These pages are filled with the amazing and thoughtful work of those who are dedicated to and invested in growing the College – deepening and strengthening our roots with every step, every prayer, every gift and every belief in a bright Woods future.
This report looks at the last 10 years of enrollment and fundraising achievements, explores SMWC’s resilience through the challenging year of 2020 and shares in the excitement of new programs and athletics as the branches of our mighty oak continue to expand upward. Launched in 2019 by Dottie L. King, Ph.D., president, the Aspire Even Higher Strategic Plan informs College decisions at all levels, engaging leadership throughout the campus community. Expanding academic offerings, growing enrollment, addressing the physical environment and elevating awareness of the College are foundational to this work, the results of which you will see in the following pages. Today, a 40-member steering committee of faculty and staff oversee the implementation of this dynamic and aggressive plan which seeks to provide for the needs of today’s students while creating a strong path for a future yet to be written.