Today, as we celebrate 125 years of National Louis University, we pay tribute to our founders, who in many ways, foreshadowed the knowledge economy we share today. They had the wisdom to know that knowledge without a foundation of values would emotionally and economically bankrupt individuals and their communities. At National Louis, our values are enduring - as is the culture of our institution and courses we offer. However, we also understand we can and often must evolve, in the face of new realities. The world around us is changing, often with lightning speed. As we look back, let us also look forward and adapt our vision accordingly. As Edna Dean Baker, NLU's second president, said at her retirement in 1949, "Always remember that we cannot stand still in a world of change." Moving forward, we will continue to prepare students for life as our founder Elizabeth Harrison advocated, but it will be life in the 21st Century and all that this implies. Our graduates will be professionals who can live and lead according to a value system that allows them to build and sustain organizations and the people that comprise them.