Dear Friends of Hood,
This year marks the 125th anniversary of Hood College. The Woman’s College of Frederick was chartered with the purpose of creating a college for the promotion and advancement of women and the cultivation and diffusion of literature, science and art.
Our progress in the past 125 years has been remarkable. What once started in one building in Downtown Frederick with 83 students is now more than 30 academic, residential and administrative buildings on 50 acres, with a co-ed student body of more than 2,000 and a plethora of academic programs.
As we launch a year of honoring this history, we look to our future by building the College’s next strategic plan, which is securely grounded in both the mission and vision for Hood. Our multi-year strategic planning process involved widespread input from the Hood community who worked together to develop this exciting and bold plan. Foremost, it is our students who serve as the guiding compass of the plan.
Through this plan, we will strengthen and renew our stellar academic offerings, embrace collaboration as a way to expand and fortify our students’ learning opportunities, and empower each member of our community to be an educator and mentor.
I invite all friends of Hood to join me; together, we can move beyond boundaries to create the very best version of Hood for today’s and tomorrow’s students.
Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D.