Trustees authorize continued planning for residence hall
Friday, April 11, 2008
Since last fall’s board meeting, a committee of faculty, staff and students has been meeting with architects from Cannon Moss Brygger and Associates in
The board’s decision authorizes moving ahead with design development and construction documents as well as strategies for funding the residence hall, which could be built by the fall of 2010. A final decision on whether or not to build the hall is expected to be made by the board at its October 2008 meeting.
This was the first Board of Trustees meeting under the leadership of President Greg Christy, and he presented a report on his first 90 days in office, including updates on enrollment and the budget. The meeting began with the trustees telling stories about their connections to
“It was inspiring to hear their passion for our distinctive mission as a Christian liberal arts college,” says Christy. “I was really impressed by their commitment.”
The board meeting included a number of opportunities for trustees to interact with students, including a Monday evening session in which board members heard from Jose Sanchez-Perry and Davina Ramasamy. Sanchez-Perry is a freshman from
The board recognized the service of five retiring members: Gary Bomgaars of
At the final plenary session, one board member made an unexpected announcement of a gift toward student scholarships for next year. Several others took his challenge, with a total of $60,000 in new funds committed.