January 25, 2019

HCHC Board of Trustees Meets

The HCHC Board of Trustees recently met for their regularly scheduled winter meeting on the campus of our beloved school. Under the Chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, a full presentation on the state of the school was presented by Trustee committees as well as the President, Rev. Christopher Metropulos. This included, but was not limited to, the financial condition of the school as well as past and expected enrollments for the fall of 2019.

Throughout the United States, numerous small liberal arts colleges are facing closure or planning to close or to shutter programs in light of decreasing enrollment across the country. HCHC functions in this environment. The Trustees reiterated their commitment to the strengthening and growth of the school, but also directed the leadership of the school to ensure that we live within our means and offer programs which create and nurture future leaders for our Church and society.

It was decided by the Trustees to authorize the administration to begin immediate modifications of the operating budget in order to strengthen the school’s mission and to bring about a more balanced budget. In addition, the Board of Trustees directed the President to form a committee of Trustees, Faculty, and Administration to seek new ways to strengthen the institution and reimagine education on the Hill of Hope. Updates will be provided as plans take shape.

Let us all pray that Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ will guide us with His grace and mercy by the power of the precious and life-giving Cross.