It is indeed a humbling experience to be asked by one's alma mater to return to serve as President. Marylou and I have clearly felt a call from the Lord to this enormous responsibility, and we have accepted it with joy and with the conviction that He enables those He calls.
As alumni, we are grateful for and have benefited personally from those who effectively served Taylor's mission in past generations, and we are exceedingly thankful that this kind of Christ-centered mission is effectively served by current faculty, staff and the Board of Trustees.
These men and women labor diligently in their service of connecting learners with God's love for the world, even as they help ensure that Taylor's biblical anchor points remain intact.
We celebrate, fully affirm and commit ourselves to strengthening Taylor's historic emphasis on distinctives such as integration of biblical faith and learning, global engagement and "out of classroom" learning.
Finally, we remember the admonition of Psalm 127, "Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain ... " We anticipate a wonderful and exciting ministry at Taylor, and we have incredible expectations for what God is going to do as He leads us togther to embrace dreams greater than memories.
In the service of Christ,
Eugene B. Habecker, PhD, J.D. President