While "doubling down on the liberal arts," SBC's faculty has reorganized into three areas that leverage their 3,000-acre campus, proximity to an arts center, and long history of producing leaders.
What is Sweet Briar going to do differently to boost enrollment to a viable level? The answer comes just three months after the college’s new president, Meredith Woo, took over from Phillip C. Stone, who was hired two years ago by a new Board of Directors determined to keep Sweet Briar alive. Ms. Woo, a former dean of UVa’s College of Arts & Sciences, said in an interview Tuesday that while it is typically "very difficult to move the needle in a college setting because of inertia," Sweet Briar’s recent struggles made it "really ripe for doing something bold and fundamental."