Stepping back with forward momentum

David Brennan

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to President Janet Morgan Riggs ’77 for her dedicated service and exceptional leadership to Gettysburg College.

I believe the strength of our liberal arts education is rooted in the connection we all share — to our mission, to our place in history, and most importantly, to one another. Throughout her distinguished presidency, Janet has deepened the connection between us as Gettysburgians, and in doing so, she has inspired us to make our College even greater. Because of Janet’s contributions we are moving forward to complete the “unfinished work” she has so often spoke about.

Today, Gettysburg is nationally recognized for the quality of our academic and cocurricular offerings. We are attracting talented students and faculty from across the country and around the world. And our alumni, parents, and friends are fully engaged and committed to our success.

This is the impact of President Riggs — and this impact is profound.

Years from now, Janet will be remembered as someone who devoted her entire career to building a brighter future for our College. Her passion for Gettysburg and what it stands for will forever be her legacy.

As an institution, we should all be extremely grateful for Janet’s thoughtful leadership and the tremendous momentum she has given us to move forward.

David Brennan ’75, P’00 is the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Gettysburg College. A retired chief executive officer of AstraZeneca PLC, Brennan began serving on the Board in 2010 and was elected as Chair in 2018.