Office of the President

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

Welcome to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

As I look into the future of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, I envision a significant and thriving institution that is committed to fulfilling its mission of “empowering students to think critically, engage in lifelong leadership and effect positive change in a spirit of service and social responsibility.”

The value of a Catholic liberal arts education is perhaps even more relevant to the students of today than it was to those who came before. The world is changing at a rapid rate and the problems of the world are complex. Innovative solutions will come through the ability to work together, value diverse perspectives, embrace shared priorities and communicate fully. The College is undertaking a strategic planning process that will outline a clear direction for the future.

Today, our liberal arts curriculum provides students with the broad knowledge and skills necessary to lead through changing times. Today, our Catholic legacy of excellence and service to others informs a strong curriculum and equips our students for jobs that do not even yet exist. Today, we emphasize the power of Providence to lead, guide and sustain initiatives. Fortified with these tools, graduates of our College today and for generations to come will continue to impact the world for the next 175 years.

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