Inauguration: Dr. Rebecca J. Stoltzfus

Save the date: Feb. 17, 2018

Dr. Rebecca Stolzfus

Dr. Rebecca Stoltzfus is the college’s 18th president. She is a 1983 Goshen College graduate and was most recently the vice provost for undergraduate education at Cornell University, an Ivy League institution in Ithaca, New York. She took office Nov. 1, 2017. Read more about her.

About the inaugural Scripture and theme: “Distinctively Goshen”

Ephesians 3:16-17: “I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love.”

Goshen College brings to the liberal arts a particular quality and commitment, being rooted and established in love. This taproot of love shapes and defines our excellence as we seek truth, beauty and goodness. At our best, our establishment in love manifests in the ways that we honor the intrinsic and inalienable worth and identity of every student and every member of our campus community; hold honest dialogue in our classrooms, offices and public spaces; and our civic engagement in local and global communities. Because we do not live out these commitments flawlessly, our taproot of love manifests in our habits of patience, humility and forgiveness. Our capacities to heal and be healed. Which are ultimately what makes us truthful, beautiful and good people, capable of creating a trustworthy community of scholars and actors in the world.”

 President Rebecca J. Stoltzfus

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