HWS Board Meeting Jan. 22-24 – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
The HWS Update

HWS Board Meeting Jan. 22-24

Members of the HWS Board of Trustees will arrive on campus this Thursday for the regular Winter session, one of three held on campus each year. In addition to its usual committee meetings, on Friday afternoon the Board will convene a visioning exercise so that trustees, faculty, students and staff can work together to share ideas on topics of critical importance to the Colleges for the years ahead.  As a community, the Colleges have periodically paused to take stock of where we are, where we want to go, and what challenges we have ahead.  The Board sees this as an opportune time to begin that process. 

These conversations will begin to identify points of alignment about the Colleges’ future that can serve as input to a comprehensive strategic planning process that will commence next year.  That planning process will have opportunities for full and deep participation by all members of the HWS community.

President Gearan will report the findings of this workshop to the broader campus community in the President’s Board readout session at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27 in Albright Auditorium as well as at the next Faculty Meeting held on Monday, Feb. 9. Information will also be posted on the Colleges’ Web site.

Faculty, staff and students asked to participate in this workshop were selected based on the Colleges’ governance structure, service on committees, and through the recommendations of senior staff. All faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to participate in next year’s strategic planning process.