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Message from the Executive Director

Sharon Saunders Vice President for Advancement and University Relations
Sharon Saunders
Vice President for Advancement and University Relations

Dear Friends,

As we think of a new academic year at our University, we are filled with excitement. First classes and academic hallmarks … sporting events and celebrations … all speak to great expectations.  And, the same is true of The Guild. Our calendar mirrors the University’s, and we too have great accomplishments and grand events. The Guild also stands along with the University in our shared Mission:

The mission of Houston Baptist University is to provide a learning experience that instills in students a passion for academic, spiritual, and professional excellence as a result of our central confession, “Jesus Christ is Lord.”

 This is a strong message eloquently stated that speaks to our faith and our foundation. Never changing. Never wavering.

Yet, you’ve heard the adage — change is constant … and that can certainly be true in a positive way. Every year we welcome new members, we pray for those who have left us to be with the Lord, we embark on new projects, and we change the lives of many through our bonds … especially the lives of The Guild scholarship recipients.

This year, HBU is making a name change to HCU – Houston Christian University. Even though our name is changing, the University’s mission and core convictions remain the same. We are committed to being a distinctly Christian university which welcomes all students to benefit from our excellent academic programs. And, always, we celebrate our alumni and friends!

Thanks to each of you who join us in our journey.  I treasure your friendship, and I applaud your talents!

Some of you have heard me say … It’s a new day every day!  We are who we are based on our past, committed to our present work, and faithful to our future in changing lives and changing times. While our University is committed to changing lives of our students, The Guild changes lives of our members. Most importantly, our Mission is unchanging. May we stand forever strong in that knowledge knowing that Jesus Christ is Lord … ALWAYS and FOREVER!!!

Blessings,

Sharon