December 6, 2023

Strategic Vision Open Forums, Sept. 28 & Oct. 4

Dear Colleagues,

Last spring, President Paino charged four working groups with reviewing the goals and action items of the 2017 Strategic Vision and providing updates, especially in light of the many changes we’ve experienced in the Commonwealth, across the increasingly disrupted and competitive higher education sector, and more generally, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The work of those committees was then refined and distilled into a focused draft that was shared with the Board of Visitors at its summer retreat. All UMW employees should have received that draft via email on Monday, Sept. 19.

The current draft incorporates feedback from the Board as well as the Cabinet and the Provost’s Council. It is anticipated that a final draft will be presented to the Board for its consideration at its November meeting.

Please send any additional feedback to me at

You are also welcome to join me along with the working group chairs at one of the open forums we have set up in the coming days:

  • Wednesday, September 28 @ 10:00 am (Seacobeck 145)
  • Tuesday, October 4 @ 4:00 pm (Seacobeck 145)

Thank you for your time and commitment to UMW’s future.


Timothy M. O’Donnell