Office of the President

Dottie King, Ph.D.
Dottie L. King, Ph.D., 16th president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Welcome Class of 2020!

You are part of an exceptionally talented student body that is recognized for its academic abilities, service and spirituality. I am proud that you chose to aspire higher at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

One of the most important aspects of The Woods is learning how to think. This critical thinking and analysis combined with our many assets, will foster your intellectual growth and professional development in ways you may not yet imagine.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College offers exceptional opportunities to participate in activities outside the classroom that add value to your time inside the classroom. Whether you participate in community service, athletics, undergraduate research, leadership summit or take a semester to study abroad, SMWC has something to make your experience rewarding and meaningful.

I invite you to reflect on your goals, explore everything that the College has to offer, and dive in to take advantage of those opportunities. As a result of your experiences here, I believe you will be prepared to excel as an effective leader in your career and as well a valuable citizen in your community.


I wish you all the best this academic year.  

Dottie L. King, Ph.D.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College