Effective December 31, 2020, President Lallene J. Rector will officially step out of the role of president and once again take up her faculty post. The list of accomplishments and highlights during her presidency speaks directly to her love for and lifelong dedication to Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. In an interview with President Rector in the Fall 2020 issue of Aware, she says, "I take great joy in what has been accomplished during these last seven years, and not by me, but by us. Staff, faculty, students, the leadership team, alumni, trustees, and friends all contributed, together." See page four for the entire interview with President Rector.
Also inside this issue you will find the 2019-2020 Annual Report, beginning on page eight. Mr. Joe Emmick, vice president of development, says, "In a year as uncertain, unpredictable, and as unsettling as the 2019-2020 fiscal year, there was one joyful constant for Garrett-Evangelical: You." We could not have said it better and in this season of Thanksgiving we give thanks for you and everyone who supported our mission during these unprecedented times.