Date: November 18, 2022
It is my practice to summarize certain Board decisions in the week following the Board meeting. However, this week we have had so much happening on the campus, it has not been possible. Given the blood drive and the EES matter, it is right that these dominate the commentary slots. So, I will focus on next week as the opportunity to share key Board decisions.
However, for today, I do want to identify two key themes of the Board meeting last week. The first is that we had the Board of General Theological Seminary on the campus. The two Boards worked together to create a charter of theological values that underpin the affiliation (a text I will share next week). This was important. Thus far, the only documents voted by the two Board were the Affiliation Implementation Agreement and the Affiliation Agreement. Now we have voted a text that captures our commitment to work together “To glorify God through Christian learning, worship, and hospitality”.
The second theme has already been included in a commentary. But the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-William to the Dodge Chair is an appropriate recognition to a deeply talented, faithful, colleague. She takes on one of the oldest endowed chairs that the Seminary has; it is an appropriate honor to a remarkable scholar.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President