When you dream in Technicolor, what does York College look like?
First of all, in a very mundane way, the future is characterized by stability. We will have carefully chosen some academic programs where we obviously excel in every regard. My dream has a small collection of masters programs developing educators, ministers, youth leaders for the north central states. York would have an auditorium where we can hold daily chapel along with many other uses for the school and the town. We would have more state of the art classrooms, new classrooms, and we would have a renovated Hulitt Hall. It is such a historic icon for the campus, I hope that we’ll be able to preserve and restore it as a gift for our students, our alumni and our community.
Aside from the physical differences and program growth, the spiritual nurture is simply a more developed version of where we are now. It permeates every aspect of how we learn, how we play, how we serve.
For size, I see the college as not much bigger than now, maybe 600 to 800 students. As I said before, York will only remain the “same” within a certain size. Anyway that’s my vision for the college. I want our student services to be top notch, and I don’t want to wait for that part of my dream
New generations may see things differently and that’s fine. That will be their vision.
I guess the only other hope and prayer I have for York College is that God will defeat us when we’re going in the wrong direction.