A Transformational Moment
A constant in our continued development, growth, and success has been the institution’s relentless drive to embrace change, innovate, and renew our spirit and commitments.
The 2016-2017 school year was different. We raised the bar.
In the last 12 months, we went solar with a 352-panel array on the roof of Schlessman Commons to power 65 percent of our power usage. We bid goodbye to Schlessman Hall as the space is making way for an improved, accessible entrance and additional parking. We honored our colleague late Dr. Vincent Harding for his Beyond Vietnam sermon at Riverside Church in New York City.
These developments are in addition to the huge turnout at the Renewal Conference, the installation of Dr. Theodore Vial and Dr. Mark George to full professorship, the hiring of our new academic dean, and a recording-breaking fundraising year that raised over $2M in charitable support. To cap this fiscal achievement, 81 percent of our staff and faculty contributed to the Iliff fund, which is an all-time record!
While it is hard to wrap up the year with a summary of everything that happened, one thing is clear: Iliff today is stable, confident, and optimistic. We have established a strong foundation for the next phase of our evolution.
As we press ahead in the coming year, we will work and walk together as one community of leaders with courageous theological imagination for social justice.
Classes over the 2016–17 academic year