This morning we have a Board meeting. We work our Board hard. Yesterday, they listened to two presentations from architects; and then they went into groups to consider the viability and appropriateness of the projects. Today, we have some business to do. Tuition fees will be set. Budget parameters will be determined. A review of the three approved construction projects - Key Hall, the Refectory, and Addison - will take place. We will learn about our difficult December in the endowment (it fell by $12 million dollars). Once again this exceptional group of women and men will work hard to make the best possible decisions for the Seminary.
I am always amazed at the willingness of our Board to give so generously of their time. Our trustees come from every part of the country. These are busy people. But this place matters. They want to work with us to find the best way forward. It is truly an honor to work with such a dedicated Board.
The Seminary is fortunate in many ways. And one of those ways is the Board. We do governance well here at Virginia Theological Seminary. Please today thank a Board member for their service.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President