It was our alum Jackie Pippin who reminded me that this was the week designated Administrative Professionals Week. It was Vannessa McCormick who reminded me again that it would be good if the Commentary honored the service of our Administrative Professionals, which I am pleased to do.
Everything is complicated. Everything has a thousand moving parts. From ensuring a room is booked to putting on a dinner, there is an army of committed women and men operating behind the scenes. Effective administration is complex. One arrives at work expecting to do A, B, C, and by 10.30am, you are focusing on X, Y, Z. As a result one has to be adaptable and flexible. With all areas of our life being dependent on technology, our Administrative Professionals are constantly updating their skill set by learning how to use this new program or that service.
Quite literally, nothing would happen at VTS without our amazing Administrative Professionals. So as they enjoy their much deserved special luncheon today, let me say, on behalf of everyone connected to the Seminary, thank you. Thank you for helping everything to happen.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President