President’s Perspective

Lawrence D. Czarda, Ph.D.


From the Summer 2016 Points of Pride:

Dear Alumni and Friends of Greensboro College:

Alumni and Friends of Greensboro College

At our recent Commencement ceremony, we publicly recognized students, faculty, staff, and friends who have honored and benefited this 177-year-old institution with their talents and generosity.

What we do is special and transformative, and we could not do it without them. And because so many people in this academic community contribute in this way, this issue of Points of Pride highlights even more of the quiet heroes who make the experience of attending this remarkable place so special.

You’ll also read about one of our theatre graduates who is making a mark in his field. And you’ll learn about how Greensboro College is both helping and harnessing the development of women as philanthropic leaders both on behalf of the college and in the larger community.

Regardless of the field, the leadership and determination of the people who make up the Greensboro College community are making a difference for the college and in the world. As we prepare to begin our 178th year, may it be ever thus, and may we never lack for reasons to celebrate.

With Pride,


Dr. Czarda contributed an essay, “How the Historic Wesleyan Tradition in Education Can Inform United Methodist-Affiliated Institutions,” to the book “Conversations: Leading United Methodist-Related Schools, Colleges, and Universities,” published in December 2015. (.pdf download)