Houghton College President Shirley Mullen authored a chapter in Funding the Future, a book concerning the changing landscape of higher education.
President Mullen authored chapter eight, titled “Caring for Culture, Protecting the People,” which discusses the challenges of making changes within institutions. Self-described as “reflections coming from the trenches,” her words reflect the challenges of institutions having to make sometimes painful decisions and how these decisions test the fabric within communities, revealing their strengths and weaknesses.
Funding the Future was written by a host of esteemed Christian liberal arts college and university presidents and was edited by Stephen Beers, Timothy Herrmann and Paul Blezien. The book was published in March 2012 by the Abilene Christian University Press.