The Board of Trustees of Houghton College cordially invites you to
A Virtual Farewell Honoring
President Shirley A. Mullen
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Live Premier at 7:00 pm EDT
The link to watch the premier will be added to this page. This event will be available to view on-demand after the event has ended.
President Shirley Mullen Announces Retirement
In an announcement on October 20, 2020, to the Board of Trustees and college community, Dr. Shirley A. Mullen shared her intention to complete her fifteen-year tenure as President of Houghton College at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 academic year.
About Courageously Living Houghton’s Timeless Mission
The theme and accompanying icon for President Shirley Mullen’s retirement seek to illustrate the ways in which she has lived out her calling at Houghton College and within the larger world of Christian higher education during her fifteen-year tenure. Like the many Josephs, Daniels, and Esthers she has inspired throughout her career, President Mullen has courageously lived out and reclaimed Willard J. Houghton’s call to “fix up the world” by providing greater access to a high-quality, affordable Christian education. As an historian, President Mullen has brought a sense of the importance of time and an awareness of those essential values that transcend time. Her determination, grit and especially her courage have served her well as she has herself embodied Houghton’s mission of preparing graduates who, “effectively lead and labor as scholar servants in the rapidly changing world.”
The icon features the Quad Clock, a gift of the Houghton College Class of 2003, located between the Chamberlain Center and the Reinhold Campus Center.
Send a Note
Share a message of congratulations or well wishes with President Mullen.