BOT Executive Committee Meets at HCHC
December 15, 2017
For Immediate Release
BROOKLINE, MA – Hellenic College, Inc.’s Board of Trustees Executive Committee met yesterday for its regularly scheduled meeting under the direction of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, Chairman of the Board. Also participating were Their Eminences Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, and Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh via telephone conference, as well as members of the Executive Committee.
The meeting was held in an open and transparent manner to discuss reports presented by Trustee Committees of finance, enrollment, academic affairs, and institutional advancement. There was great resolve by all members about Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology’s mission. The mission of preparing our future clergy and lay leaders is of paramount importance to the future of our faith in America.
Paternal blessings, guidance, and support were once again expressed by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios to Executive Committee members and Father President Christopher Metropulos.
Father President Christopher Metropulos provided a succinct yet substantive presidential report on the School’s activities, growth, and new academic offerings. He announced that committees are being formed to create programs to enhance priestly and collegiate formation. In his report, he discussed a new partnership with Regis College, a leading Catholic college in the Greater Boston area. This partnership will allow Hellenic College students to pursue master's degrees in Special Education, Counseling and Psychology, and Heritage Management. He also announced a new NCAA Division III approved partnership between HCHC and Newbury College to create an athletic consortium providing our students with the ability to participate on men’s and women’s athletic teams.
The Executive Committee also discussed the financial and enrollment challenges facing HCHC and higher education in general. Father Christopher assured the Committee of the school’s strong standing, saying, “although the School lives with the financial and enrollment challenges faced by many small colleges around the nation, the entire HCHC Community’s resolve has never been stronger to follow Christ, work with the Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff and all Orthodox Christians to continue the mission of HCHC.” In addition, he announced that he had secured donations totaling $1million dollars to help the School. He expressed his gratitude to the generous individuals who came forth to support our School now and in the past.
This year, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is celebrating its 80th Anniversary, and Hellenic College its 50th Anniversary. What a tremendous opportunity for the faithful to join in this sacred mission. We continue to offer a vibrant educational and spiritual environment to our students and an important ministry to our Church in the United States and abroad.