I am writing to give you an update on the work of the Trustee Committee on Church-Relatedness. As a reminder, our committee’s charge is to understand the college’s relationship with the Presbyterian Church and the Reformed Faith, and, in that context, review the Presidential Requirements By-law. For more background, please see the April 10, 2012 letter from Chairman of the Board of Trustees Mackey J. McDonald..
In response to our questions sent to the different constituents in our family in July, we have received many thoughtful responses. On Tuesday, August 28, 2012, our committee met and received a preliminary report on those responses. Work on a final report from the July communication is under way and will be submitted to the Board of Trustees at their October 12, 2012 meeting. After the Board of Trustees has had an opportunity to review and discuss the response, a summary report will be shared with the entire Davidson community.
The committee continues its work, including hearing from constituent groups of the college. We met with staff in August and will meet in the next several weeks with students, faculty representatives, the Board of Visitors, the Alumni Board, and the Davidson Athletic Foundation Board.
Our goal is to submit a report and recommendation to the Board of Trustees at its January 2013 meeting.
William L. Rikard, Jr. ’67
Chair, Committee on Church-Relatedness
On behalf of Trustee Committee on Church-Relatedness
Richard Boyce ’77
Ed Kizer ’61
Elizabeth Brooks Mailander ’85
Mackey McDonald ’68 (Ex Officio)
Sara Tatum Pottenger ’79
Ernie Reigel ’80
William Rikard ’67, Chair
Ben Williams ’84