Posted on 1/1/2021 By Jay Blossom
The chief executives of voting-eligible member schools of the In Trust Center recently elected four new members and re-elected two continuing members to serve on its board of directors. The heads of 103 institutions cast ballots, representing 59 percent of eligible voting members of the In Trust Center.
Posted on 11/24/2019 By Emilie Babcox
Higher education in North America – all higher education, not only theological education – is in trouble. How can your board be prepared?
Posted on 9/10/2019 By Amy Kardash
Board members often lament the lack of time in board meetings to focus on strategic issues and trends that really affect the future of the institution. Many boards struggle with spending too much time on the present, or even on the past. They prioritize reports from staff and committees but leave little time for robust discussions about moving forward.
Posted on 8/25/2019 By Theresa Griffith
Effective board orientation is valuable for new trustees and veteran board members alike. Fitting orientation into already-full board meetings can be difficult, but it is important to take time each year to do so.
Posted on 8/24/2019 By Emilie Babcox
Robert S. Landrebe, who has just retired as senior vice president at Asbury Theological Seminary, offered advice for finding clarity in your school’s future in the Spring 2014 issue of In Trust. In his article titled “To create the future, selectively abandon the past,” Landrebe offers blunt but empathic advice to schools facing shrinking enrollment (in other words, most schools): “Let me describe theological education as an ‘industry.’ We are part of an industry that has a vital mission that serves the church. But, over the last decade, our student market has been in decline. During this decade we haven’t adjusted our expenses in response to a shrinking market. Rather, expenses have risen even faster than the consumer price index."