Thursday, October 27, 2011

Welcome Our Trustees

The end of October and beginning of November are some of the busiest weeks for me and the president's office as preparations are under way for the semi-annual meeting of our Board of Trustees, who will be here Wednesday through Friday of next week.

Of course, many of you are also involved with preparing for the Trustees. Whether you've constructed a graph for the board report, planted beautiful fall flowers on campus or are planning to open your class for a visiting Trustee, please accept my thanks.

For those who are new to the LETU Nation, our board consists of 26 voting members, besides me. These are men and women who want to serve the God they love and who believe in our mission as a Christ-centered university to graduate competent professionals who will be ambassadors for Christ in their workplaces.

During their visit next week, board members will have their first opportunity to tour the new South Hall when we have a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and they will be on hand for the dedication and Open House for the newly completed renovations to the Kielhorn Materials Joining/Welding Engineering lab.

We have a few new trustees coming on board. Wednesday will include a new orientation for them. Robin Guyer from Illinois and Jim Brake from Connecticut are attending their first board meeting.

I will be traveling over this coming weekend to talk about the good things happening here. When I get back, Marsha and I will host about 30 Student Senators and Student Government officers in our home Sunday evening. We are starting the Thanksgiving season early with a dinner of turkey and dressing for the students!

Our students are seeking candy donations this week for the Trick or Treat on College Street outreach Monday, Oct. 31. This annual event gives our students opportunity to provide neighborhood children a safe alternative to Halloween activities, and gives students an opportunity to provide free Bibles in both English and in Spanish to many of our local neighbors.

Tuesday night is opening night of STOMP! I will host a dinner for a number of special guests on opening night. Cynthia Hellen most always arranges for our guests to meet the performers prior to the show.

Thanks again for your warm welcome to our Trustees, our Belcher audiences and all the guests God brings to our campus.