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1ahigherpurposeaboldvisionabrightfuture2013PRESIDENTSREPORT 2 1FromthePresidentAHigherPurposeABoldVisionABrightFutureThereisonlyonewaytopredicttheutureYoumustbuildityoursel.ThatisexactlywhatwearedoingatBeckerCollege.Iconsidermyselortunatetoworkwiththestudentsacultystacommunitysupportersandtrusteesatthisdynamicinstitution.ThiscommunityiscratingautureortheCollegethatisvisionaryambitiousandbright.WhenIbecamepresidentthreeyearsagoIaskedthiscommunitytohelpilluminatethecharacterandgoalsoBeckerCollegethroughourVision2020project.Mycolleaguesleapedatthechance.TheirdedicatedeortscratedavisionmissionandcorevaluesthatinthepastthreeyearshaveinspiredsignifcantprogresstowardtheBeckertocome.TogetherwestrengthenedtheCollegesfnancialoundationopenednewacilitiesincludingthemagnifcentGeorgeF.andSybilH.FullerCampusCenterinLeicesteroundedtheSchooloAnimalStudiesandcreatednewacademicprogramsestablishedBeckerCollegeasathoughtleaderbothinhighereducationandinthecommunityatlargegrewenrollmentandheightenedtheacademicprofleonewstudentsembracedthetechnologicalrevolutionsweepingthroughourindustryandlaunchedaGlobalCitizenshipinitiativeaimedatpreparingBeckergraduatestotakeontheworld.Yetthatisonlythebeginning.BeckerCollegeisaninstitutionbuilttothriveinthe21stcentury.Welookorwardtoestablishingadditionalschoolswithmoreandbetter-qualifedstudentsbeingdrawntoBecker.WewillbuildonthesuccessotheMassachusettsDigitalGamesInstituteMassDiGIwhichhasplacedtheCollegeattheheartotheinteractiveentertainmentindustryandtheast-growingfeldomobileapps.WiththeorthcomingCenterorEntrepreneurshipandGlobalInnovationwewillormanincubatorornewenterprisesprovidingengagingandrelevantexperiencesorBeckerstudents.Theprospectsarethrilling.Bytheyear2020weanticipateatransormedinstitutionoeringbothundergraduateandgraduatedegreesembracingthelatesttechnologyextendingitsreacharoundtheworldandoperatingunderanewnameBeckerUniversity.Theseareheadytimesmarkedbyinnovationandrapidchange.Inthisreportyouwillreadwherewehavebeenandwherewearegoing.Itisaterrifcjourney.IinviteyoutojoinmeandtheentireBeckercommunityaswesteporwardintoabolduture.RobertE.JohnsonPh.D.PresidentBeckerCollegeFollowmeonTwitterBeckerPrez 2NothingshortoRenaissancecandescribethetransormationoBeckerCollegeinthesepastthreeyearsundertheexceptionalleadershipoBeckers10thPresidentDr.RobertE.Johnson.FromthestartoDr.Johnsonstenureitbecameabundantlyclearthathepossessedalltherequisiteknowledgeskillsandexperienceoaseasonedcollegepresident.Dr.Johnsonfrstembarkedonacomprehensivereviewandsubsequentestablishmentoanewinstitutionalvisionmissionandkeycorevaluesthatsetthedirectionorthechangesandimprovementsthatsoonollowed.EnrollmentincreasedretentionimprovedacademicproflesoincomingstudentsjumpednewprogramsweredevelopednewtechnologieswereimplementedandaheightenedsenseoBeckerHawkPridepermeatedourcampuses.BuildingontraditionallystrongBeckerprogramslikeanimalstudiesandnursingandexpandingnewprogramslikegamedesignDr.JohnsonledthechargeasBeckerestablisheditsfrstendowedchairtheAllertonChairoAnimalHealthSciencesandbecamethehomeoMassDiGI.WithDr.JohnsonsmantrasoNoPressureandLetsDoItthenewFullercampuscenterbecameareality.InadditionasDr.JohnsondevelopedastrongmotivatedandtalentednewseniormanagementteamheraisedBeckerCollegesproflewithinourcommunityandbeyondculminatinginBeckerreceivingnationalrecognitionasoneoThePrincetonReviewsBest378Colleges.Simultaneouslytheleadershipteamhasbroughtfrst-ratefnancialsystemsandcontrolstoBeckerasevidencedbysuccessiveimprovementstoBeckersfnancialhealthnotseeninyears.PresentlyDr.JohnsonisengagingtheBoardoTrusteesinayear-longprocessodevelopingasignifcantshort-andlong-termstrategicplanorBeckertoensureitscontinuedgrowthanduturesuccess.WithcommittedacultyandstaanddeeplyloyalstudentsandalumniDr.JohnsonheadstheCollegesmissiontooerourstudentsatransormationallearningexperiencethatwillpreparethemtothriveintheast-changingworldothe21stcenturyandbecometrulyGlobalCitizens.Dr.JohnsonsclearvisionboundlessenergydynamicleadershipandullembraceohisofcehaveinspiredtheentireBoardandweunanimouslysupporthiminpursuingthenewdirectionsandhorizonsorBeckerCollegethathehasilluminated.IthasbeenmypleasureanduniqueprivilegetoserveasChairorDr.Johnson.HisvitalityopennessandgenerosityospiritandwarmcollegialityhavemadethechargeohelpingensureBeckersutureanexcitingexperience.ServingBeckerCollegeandworkingcloselywithDr.RobertE.Johnsoncontinuestobetrulyanhonor.ToallourstakeholdersinsideandoutsideBeckerthankyouoryourcontinuedinterestandsupport.TableofContentsVision2020CreatingtheFuture....3AStrongFinancialFoundation........7EngineeringExcellenceandtheStudentExperience.................10ThoughtLeadershipandtheFutureoBeckerCollege.........14ThePathForwardBeckerBuildsitsFuture.................18BoardoTrustees..........................20ArthurP.JayDiGeronimoJr.ChairBoardoTrustees 3Thepathtoaccomplishmentbeginswithstrongleadershipandacompellingvision.InJuly2010assoonasRobertE.JohnsonPh.D.wasappointedpresidentoBeckerCollegeheundertookaspecicchallengetocreateavisionandsharedcorevaluesortheCollegeaplatormtouniteallmembersoitscommunityinadeepsenseodirectionandhigherpurpose.Thevisionwoulduelare-alignedinstitutionalmissionandhelptransormtheCollegeintoonethatwouldthriveamidturbulentchangesinhighereducation.Inspring2011thepresidentlaunchedVision2020aseriesocampusandonlineconversationsdesignedtodevelopasharedvisionoBeckersuture.ThroughthoseconversationsstudentsacultystaandtheBoardoTrusteesworkedtocratanewmissionstatementappropriatetothenewvisionandtodelineatecorevaluesthatalignedwithboth.RapidengagementwiththeentireBeckercommunityempoweredthepresidenttobereadyinSeptember2011topresentthenewmissionvisionandcorevalues.TheBoardoTrusteesormallyadoptedthenewmissioninDecember2011.AteradoptionbytheBoardthenewmissionwaswoventhroughouttheabricotheBeckercommunityguidingtheinstitutionsstrategicdirection.TheclarityandprecisionothenewvisionmissionandcorevaluesestablishedaplatormtothinkbroadlyandspecicallyaboutthevalueandoutcomesoaBeckerCollegeeducation.Sharedbytrusteesadministratorsacultystaandstudentsthisplatormpowerullyinormedstrategiestobuildabrightutureortheinstitution.Resultswerequicklyachieved.ThevisionincludedtheconceptoBeckerCollegebecominganationallyrecognizedbaccalaureateinstitution.ThatbenchmarkwasachievedwithBeckersselectionasoneoThePrincetonReviewsBest378Collegesortwoyearsstraightappearinginboththe2013and2014editionsothesurvey.ItwasanhonortobeselectedandasourceogreatprideortheentireBeckercommunityespeciallysincetheCollegewasselectedortherankingthersttimeitwasinvitedtocompete.TheresultsrefectedtheBeckerspiritembracedbymorethan400Beckerstudentsnearly30percentototalundergraduateswhoweresurveyedaspartotherankingprocess.TheBeckerCollegemissionvisionandcorevaluesaredisplayedprominentlyinallCollegebuildingsandonthewebsiteandareemployeddailybyacultyandsta.Thisisnostagnantstatementogoalsbutalivingdocumentamissioninactionthatlinksstrategicprioritieswithresourceallocation.VISION2020CREATINGTHEFUTUREAnewgenerationoleadersmuststeporwardtotransormhighereducationusingnewtoolsandapproachessuchasdisruptiveinnovationandselectiveexperimentation.WemustensurethatBeckerCollegegraduatesarepreparedtocompeteinaglobalsociety.RobertE.JohnsonPh.D.PresidentBeckerCollegeEbenezerCratsoSturbridgeandJacobDavisoCharltonpetitiontheMassachusettsGeneralCourttoapprovetheoundingoanAcademyinthenameoLeicesterAcademyorthepurposeopromotingtruepietyandvirtueandtheeducationoyouth.LeicesterAcademytherstcollege-preparatoryschoolinCentralMassachusettsandaninstitutionortheeducationotheyouthobothsexesociallyopensonJune7.ThecharterbearsthesignaturesoJohnHancockandSamuelAdams.LeicesterAcademygraduateEliWhitneyClasso1788inventsthecottongin.TheSocialFraternityoLeicesterAcademypossiblytherststudentorganizationormstopracticepublicspeakingandpurchasebooksoritslibrary.1783178417931798 4In2011PresidentJohnsonbroughttogethertheentireBeckercommunitytoormanewvisionmissionandcorevalues.VisionBeckerCollegewillbecomeanationallyrecognizedbaccalaureateinstitutionrenownedoritsvaluesandoritsocusondeliveringtotheworldhighlyeducatedresponsiblecitizenspreparedtocontributetoaglobalsocietyandrisetothetopotheirchosenproessions.MissionThemissionoBeckerCollegeistodelivertoeachstudentatransormationallearningexperienceanchoredbyacademicexcellencesocialresponsibilityandcreativeexpressionthatpreparesgraduatestothrivecontributetoandleadinaglobalsociety.EmoryWashburnoLeicesterlatertobeanAcademytrusteegovernoroMassachusettsandacultymemberoHarvardLawSchoolgraduatesromLeicesterAcademyat13.WilliamMortontheFatheroModernAnesthesiologygraduates.LeicesterCadetsorganizeinresponsetotheCivilWar.LeicesterAcademyclosesortwoyearstomakerepairsandimprovementstotheAcademybuilding.TheeastwingisrenovatedintoadisplayareaorthesciencesandnamedMurdockHallaterbeneactorJosephMurdock.1813183618621878COREVALUESAtBeckerCollegewebelieveinthetransormationalpoweroacollegeeducationtoimpartknowledgeandenlightenmentinaglobalsociety.Webelievehighereducationisaprivilegeandthataneducatedpersonhasaresponsibilitynotonlytoseekpersonalandproessionalsuccessbutalsotocontributetoagreatergood.Theollowingcorevaluessupportthesebelies.TheyareundamentaltothesuccessotheCollegeanditscommunityrefectingtheBeckerCollegeeducationalexperienceandguidingtheCollegeinitsmissionanddecision-makingatalllevels.ExcellenceWearecommittedtoprovidingthebesteducationalexperiencepossibletoeverystudent.Weseekopportunitiestoidentiyandcelebrateexcellenceaspartoourculture.AccountabilityWearecommittedtoensuringthatallmembersotheBeckerCollegecommunityareaccountableortheirworkinsupportotheCollegeitsmissionanditsideals.CommunityDiversityWepromoteanopenanddiversecommunitythatencouragesanunetteredexchangeoideaswithcivilityandrespectandtheempowermentoallindividuals.Webelieveinautureinterconnectedwithourneighborsournationandourworld.Webelievethatourdiversityasacommunityisastrengththatshouldbecelebrated.SocialResponsibilityWebelievethatbyhelpingothersweenhanceourownlivesandthelivesoothers.IntegrityWeupholdthehighestethicalstandardsstrivingorinstitutionalandpersonalintegrityinallthatwedo.CreativeExpressionWebelievethatlearningisrootedandgrowsincreativethoughtinquiryandsel-discovery. 5RaySgambatiClassof2014FROMLongIslandNewYorkSTUDYINGGamedesignFUTUREMymaingoalistobeagameleveldesignerforNintendo.IalsowanttodosomethingwitheducationalgamesImworkingnowongamestohelpautisticchildrendevelopsocialskills.Ilovethisplace.IhavealearningdisabilitythathashinderedmefromcertainstuffbutIsayLookatmenowImgraduatingfromcollege.Thepeopleherehavereallyhelpedmetogrowphysicallyandmentally.Thedifferenceisreallythewarmfeelingyougetwhenyoucomehere.Thesmilesonthefaces.FromthefacilitiespeopletoPresidentJohnsontheyrereallyheretohelpyouandmakesureyouhaveagreatexperience.IknowIgotthegreatesteducationIcouldhavethoughtof. 6ThamiresNunesClassof2016FROMSoPauloBrazilbywayofMaynardMassachusettsSTUDYINGVeterinaryscienceFUTUREAveterinarian.Oradoctor.Werestilldeciding.IcametoBeckerbecauseIwantedtobeclosetohomeinMaynard.Ialsowantedtohavethekindofimpactyoucanhaveinasmallschoolandleavetheschoolabetterplace.AtBeckertheresagreatfreedom.Everyonehasavoice.Itswarmnotyourtypicalcollege.Therearenottoomanypartiesitsmorerelaxed.Morewhataschoolshouldbe.IveonlybeenhereayearbutIfeelIvebecomemorecomfortableinmyownskinmoreofaleader. 7TheutureoBeckerCollegebeginswithasoundnancialoundation.EarlyinhistenurePresidentJohnsonbroughtinnewproessionalsanddedicatednewresourcestotheinstitutionsenrollmentmanagementnancialmanagementandnancialaidunctions.TheresultAstrongerbottomline.Thatstrengthhasbeenmostevidentintheincreasinglyhealthycashsurplusmeasuredaspositivechangeinnetassets.Thesurpluswhichwas117000inFY2010returnedtothemillion-dollar-pluslevelinFY2011Dr.Johnsonsrstullyearaspresident.InFY2012themostrecentavailablegureBeckerpostedasurplusomorethan1.3million.BeckerCollegedoesnotdependonendowmentspendingratesorunrestrictedannualgivingtobalanceitsbudgetbutiscurrently98percentdependentonrevenueromtuitioneesandroom-and-boardincome.FundingprioritiesandresourceallocationaregearedtowardBeckerscorebusinessesteachingacademicsupportandco-curricularlie.AthrivingadvancementandannualgivingdonorbasehasenhancedBeckerprogramsspecicallywithcapitalprojectundingandnancialaidsupportorstudentsandtheiramilies.Withthisapproachundraisinghasbecomeatruevalue-addedpropositionwithresourcesallocatedtospecicneedsnotaccommodatedinagivenscalyearbudget.TheneedtoinvestahighproportionotuitionincreasesbackintoaidhashelpedBeckerraisetheacademicproleostudentsinvariousdisciplines.Thenancialplanistoleveltheselargerincreasesinthecurrentscalyearprovidingagreateramountoincrementalnetrevenuetofowtoprogrammaticpriorities.ASTRONGFINANCIALFOUNDATIONInaworldinwhichaveragecollegegraduateswillhold15ormorejobsinthecourseotheircareerswemustteachpeopletobeentrepreneurialtoseizeopportunitiesasyetunseenandcrattheirowndestinies.Studentsmustlearntobuildtheirpersonalbrandsandmarketthosebrandsintheglobalworkarena.Andthereisonlyoneindustrythatcandothatjobhighereducation.RobertE.JohnsonPh.D.PresidentBeckerCollege1880188618871899EndowmentGrowth01234520102011201220131.41.62.64.2DollarsinMillionsAsofJune30TherstperectgameinproessionalbaseballispitchedonJune12byJ.LeeRichmondattheWorcesterAgriculturalFairgroundswhichonceoccupiedpartothepresentWorcesterCampus.ElliottP.JoslinthepioneerodiabetespreventiondiagnosisandtreatmentgraduatesromLeicesterAcademy.EdwardCarlAntonE.C.A.BeckeropensBeckersBusinessCollegeinrentedroomsat492MainStreetWorcester.TheCollegeoersWorcestersrstcourseintypewritingcombinedwithshorthand.RobertGoddardtheFatheroModernRocketrystudiespenmanshipatBeckersBusinessCollegeromNovember1899toFebruary1900. 8Whiletheendowmenthasgrownsince2010rom1.4milliontothecurrent4.2millionthebulkoundraisingmoniesinthepastewyearshasbeenusedtodirectlysupportbothfnancialaidandconstructionothenew9.5millionGeorgeF.andSybilH.FullerCampusCenterinLeicester.Thatprojectwasaccomplishedwithapproximately7.5millionromdonorsandwithzeroadditionallong-termdebt.Beckerhasalsosecuredmorethan3millioninederalundsromagenciesthatincludetheDepartmentoEducationtheDepartmentoHousingandUrbanDevelopmenttheDepartmentoCommerceandtheSmallBusinessAdministration.In2012BeckerreceiveddonorundingtoestablishtheCollegesfrstendowedchairnowoccupiedbythedeanothenewSchooloAnimalStudies.Beckerhastakensignifcantstepstomanageandreduceitsdiscountratethenumberostudentspayinglessthanthepublishedfguresortuitionandees.Forfrst-yearstudentsthediscountratewasbroughtdownto39percentinthecurrentfscalyearromahigho44percentinFY2011.Beckerspositiveoperatingresultshavebeendrivenfrstbystablethenbygrowingenrollmentswithastrategicemphasisonstudentretentionandpersistencetograduationsupplementedbycontinuedsuccessinraisinggitundstosupportprogrammaticeorts.ThetrendsdemonstratetheCollegesincreasingabilitytoprovidetheresourcesnecessarytosupportitsmissionandtosupportthegrowththatwillcreateanevenmorevitalandvibrantinstitutionincomingyears. 90500100015002000Accelerated2010201120122013Traditional1772178418261860FallEnrollmentTrends05101520253035201020112012201325303331NumberofStatesRepresentedAmongStudentBody0.00.51.01.52.02.53.03.520102011201220132.642.822.973.02AverageHighSchoolGPATrends020040060080010001200201020112012201390093210011006AverageHighSchoolSATMathReadingTrends01000200030004000500020102011201220132581300540814630ApplicationsforAdmission01020304050201020112012201335394547OutofStateAmongNewStudentsAsofAugust132013 10Intheenditisallaboutthestudents.TheyarewhyBeckerCollegeisdedicatedtoitsmissiontodelivertoeachstudentatransormationallearningexperience.Beckerhasmadestronginvestmentsinboththegrowthoitscurrentprogramsandininnovativenewprograms.In2013theCollegeestablishedtheSchooloAnimalStudiesledbyDr.RichardFrenchwhooccupiesBeckersrstendowedchair.TheCollegesveterinaryprogramisrankedrstinNewEnglandand15thamongthenationsprivatecollegesanduniversitiesandisoneotheewthatoperatesaworkingveterinarycliniconcampus.ThestrategicadoptiononewtechnologiesplacestheCollegeattheleadingedgeocreativechangehelpingtopositionBeckerordramaticgrowthinthe21stcentury.ApioneerintheuseoInternet-basedtechnologiesBeckerwhichhasoeredonlinecoursessince2008isleapingorwardtoprepareortherevolutioninonlinelearning.ThroughitsAcceleratedprogramsoradultundergraduatesBeckerisbuildingcutting-edgeonlinecoursesanddegreesincludingthosecreatedoritsgroundbreakingterrorismstudiestrack.ToprovideanacademicexperiencethatbestpreparesstudentstoleadinaglobalsocietyBeckerocusesonthreepillarsoglobalcitizenshipacademicexcellencesocialresponsibilityandcreativeexpression.TheCollegestrivestoinstillwithineachstudentasenseoresponsibilityorcontributingtoagreatergoodinaglobalsociety.InrecognitionoitsocusonglobalcitizenshiptheCollegewasinvitedtoparticipateintheAmericanCounciloEducationsInternationalizationLaboratorya16-20monthlearningcommunity.Beckerassembleda43-membercross-disciplinaryteamtocreatestrategiestobuildglobalcitizenshipasagraduateattribute.Theirstrategiesincludeddratinglearningoutcomesdevelopingaglobalengagementstrategyandplanningtoopenanon-campusOceoGlobalCitizenship.ENGINEERINGEXCELLENCEANDTHESTUDENTEXPERIENCE1907192719341938Engineeringthestudentexperiencebeginswithadeliberateapproachtocampuslieanassetthatissimplynotreplicableonline.Youcannotreplicateresidencehallsstudentcenterstheinvitingspaceswhereaccidentalencountersoccurwhereideasareswappedonthefywheresimplehumancontacteedsinspirationandinnovation.RobertE.JohnsonPh.D.PresidentBeckerCollegeFounderE.C.A.Becker51diesonMarch15.WieMaryC.Vogelgesangassumesleadership.BeckersBusinessCollegeisincorporatedwithMaryastreasurerson-in-lawWalterS.DoudaspresidentanddaughterEvaM.Beckerasclerk.BeckeraddsamedicalsecretarialmajortheCollegesrstoeringinthehealthscienceswhichbecomesanationalmodel.LeicesterAcademycelebratesits150thanniversaryonSeptember4.BeckersBusinessCollegeisrenamedBeckerCollegeoBusinessAdministrationandSecretarialScience. 11YukaNinohiraClassof2016FROMSanJoseCaliforniaSTUDYINGGamedesignFUTUREMydadwouldsayIfyouregoingtodosomethingbethebestatit.ItsahighambitionbutIwanttobethebestgamedesigner.Itsthepeople.ThefacultyIlovethem.Theteachersareamazing.Themaintenancepeopleweevenwroteanotetotheladywhocleanedlastyear.Shehadtodealwithalotofourstuffandalwayssmiled.Thedininghallstaffremembersyournameandyourmenus.AtBeckerifyouchoosetobeoutgoingifyouchoosetobeinvolvedyoucanbeinvolved.Itsjustreallyfun.TwoyearsagoIwouldneverhaveimaginedmyselfbeinganorientationleader.ThediversityatBeckerreallyhelpedmecomeoutofmyshell. 12RichMetellusClassof2015FROMBrocktonMassachusettsSTUDYINGExercisescienceminorinBusinessFUTUREIwanttogointooccupationaltherapyandhavemyownpracticesomeday.Ithinkwhatsdifferentherearethepeople.Everybodyknowseverybody.Thatmakesithomey.Thisfeelslikeafamilytome.Beckerhasopenedmyeyestonewexperiences.Beingincollegeisaprivilege.Withprivilegecomesopportunitiesandopportunitiescomewithexperiences.TheskillsImlearningwillhelpmeinthelongrunmaybeinwaysIcantevenimaginenow. 13Beckerstudentsarealsobeingpreparedtocontributetotheircommunitiesinmeaningulwaysperormingnearly80000hoursocommunityserviceannually.Inoneyearstudentsparticipatedin44079hoursopracticumpre-practicumexternshiporinternshipexperiences.Lastyearandormorethanaweekthestudent-ledONEChapterrankedfrstamongmorethan110collegesanduniversitiesacrossthenationsomemorethan10timesthesizeoBeckerintheONECampusChallengeanintercollegiatecompetitionthatmobilizesstudentsinthefghtagainstextremepovertyandpreventablediseases.Inadditionthreeanimalstudiesstudentsspentmorethan100hoursassistingtheMassachusettsVeterinaryMedicalAssociationCharitiesMazunteTurtleProjectinOaxacaMexico.AndtheMission2GostudentorganizationdedicatedtovolunteeringallovertheworldtoimprovethelivesoothershastwicesentdelegationstoHaititoassistinconstructionothe19000-square-ootBeLikeBritOrphanage.Beckerhasattractedincreasingnumbersostudentswithenhancedacademicqualifcationsoverthepastthreeyears.Enrollmentgrewrom1772studentsinall2010toaprojected1860thisall.Applicationsoradmissionroserom2581inall2010toaprojected4630inall2013.Inthepastthreeyearsthenumberostudentsromoutostateshotuprom39percentothetotaltonearlyhal.Androm2010to2013theaverageGPAoincomingreshmenimprovedrom2.64to3.02andtheaverageSATmathandreadingtrendsroserom900to1006.ACollegecorevaluestatesWebelievethatourdiversityasacommunityisastrengththatshouldbecelebrated.Menandwomenocolormakeup26percentoBeckersstudentpopulation.Beckersdiversityinitsbroadsenseracialethnicculturalsocio-economicgeographicideologicalanditsinterconnectedclose-knitcommunityprovideertilegroundorthepersonalconnectionsthatadvanceunderstandingandbuildglobalperspectives.TrusteesoLeicesterAcademypurchasetheWinslowestatetobuildacollegeandpetitionthestatelegislaturetoopenajuniorcollegeonthegrounds.LeicesterAcademySchooloBusinessAdministrationatwo-yearspecializedcollegeormenopens.LeicesterAcademySchooloBusinessAdministrationreceivesapprovalbytheMass.LegislaturetorenametheschoolLeicesterJuniorCollege.BeckerCollegemovesromdowntownWorcestertotheWashburnEstate44ElmStreetrenamingtheormermansionConverseHallorTrusteeMyronF.ConverseClasso1894.SenatorJohnF.KennedyandhiswievisittheBeckerJuniorCollegecampustoaddressanassemblyoacultyandstudentsduringatouroCentralMassachusetts.1939194119421958 14BethechangeismorethanasloganatBeckerCollege.TheocusoourdeepestcommitmentitisattheheartotheinstitutionsincreasinglyrapidtransormationoverthelastthreeyearsalivingexampleoDr.Johnsonsvisionowhata21st-centuryhighereducationinstitutionshouldbe.Andtheworldhasnoticed.InSeptember2012theCommissiononInstitutionsoHigherEducationmovedtoaccepttheCollegesFive-YearInterimReportcommendingBeckerorimprovingitsfnancialconditionincludinginvestmentsinphysicalacilitiesonbothcampusesanimprovedenrollmentstrategyandheightenedlevelsoacademicachievementamongitsstudentsadoptionothenewmissionundertheVision2020processandtheuseonewlycollecteddatatoenhanceeducationaleectivenessinmanyareasotheinstitution.In2012inrecognitionotheCollegesvisiontopreparegraduatestothrivecontributetoandleadinaglobalsocietytheAmericanCouncilonEducationACEinvitedBeckertojoineightothercollegesanduniversitiesromacrossthenationinthetenthcohortoitsInternationalizationLaboratory.AsdescribedelsewhereinthisreporttheCollegeormedateamtoplanandshapeglobalcitizenshipasakeyattributeoBeckergraduates.BeckerCollegeachievedatruenationalrecognitionmilestonewithitsappearanceinthe2013editionoThePrincetonReviewsannualsurveynowknownasTheBest378Collegesanhonorthatwasrepeatedorthe2014editionothesurvey.ThepublicationmadespecialnoteoBeckerstransormationallearningexperienceanchoredbyacademicexcellencesocialresponsibilityandcreativeexpression.ForourconsecutiveyearsThePrincetonReviewhasalsonamedBeckeramongthetop15collegesintheU.S.andCanadaorvideogamedesign.TheCollegebecameagloballeaderwithinthedynamicvideogameindustrywiththe2011oundingotheMassachusettsDigitalGamesInstituteMassDiGIafrst-in-the-nationstatewidecenterdedicatedtocreatingjobsandgrowthinoneothenationsmostinnovativeindustries.THOUGHTLEADERSHIPANDTHEFUTUREOFBECKERCOLLEGELeicesterJuniorCollegebecomesaccreditedbywayoelectiontomembershipintheNewEnglandAssociationoCollegesandSecondarySchoolsonDecember13.BeckerJuniorCollegedispenseswithadresscodecoatstiesandlength-o-skirtchecksceaseandwomencanwearslacks.BeckerJuniorCollegeearnsullaccreditationromtheNewEnglandAssociationoSchoolsandColleges.LeicesterJuniorCollegeandBeckermergeunderthenameoBeckerJuniorCollegeonMarch8.Beckerbecomesatwo-campusinstitution.1964196919761977Highereducationmustberelevantconnectedandengaged.Itmustbemadeaordablesouturegenerationsarenotcrippledbydebt.Itmustopenthedoororstudentstobeginbuildingcareersevenbeoretheygraduatesotheycanbeginchasingtheopportunitiesotheuturewithoutdelay.RobertE.JohnsonPh.D.PresidentBeckerCollege 15KevinFinkelsteinClassof2014FROMScarsdaleNewYorkSTUDYINGLegalstudiesFUTUREImgoingtojointheNavy.Iwillbeapplyingoranofcerspackageitsverycompetitive.ThegoalisacareerintheNavythengotolawschoolstudyconstitutionallawandgetinvolvedingovernmentpolicy.Icamehereforthefootballprogramoriginallyandplayedquarterbackandrunningbackforfouryears.NowIlovethesmallschoolenvironment.IenjoybeinginsmallclasseswhereIcanbemoreparticipatory.Inaschoolwitharound1800studentsyouknowprettymucheverybody.IlovehowBeckeristakingstepstobebettereveryyear.ThatsoneofthegreatthingsPresidentJohnsonhasdoneMakeitsoourschoolcangrow. 16NicoleBrysonAcceleratedStudiesfortheAdultLearnerstudentFROMClintonMassachusettsSTUDYINGPsychologyandappliedbehavioranalysisABAFUTUREIeitherwanttoopenmyownpreschoolorcounseladolescentchildren.IreallyliketohelppeopleandIloveworkingwithchildren.Iamaleadpreschoolteacherortheolderpreschoolers.IwentbacktoschoolbecauseIwantedtonishmydegreeandbettermylie.Overallitsareallygoodprogramandjustperfectformyschedule.EveryoneatBeckerisreallysupportive.Theyreveryfexible.Theyteachwhatsnecessary.Theproessorsreallywantyoutounderstandexactlywhatsgoingon.Theywantyoutoullyunderstandthesubject. 17AsBeckercratsitsownbrightutureitishelpingtolightthewayorotherinstitutions.TheCollegehasagrowingpresenceonsuchsocialnetworksasTwitterandFacebookwhichcarrytheBeckerstorytothousandsoollowersinsideandoutsidetheCollegescommunity.AsamemberotheCouncilonCompetitivenesswww.compete.organationalorganizationthathasconsultedwitheveryU.S.presidentsinceRonaldReaganDr.JohnsonhasjoinedwithellowuniversitypresidentsCEOsandlaborleaderstoshapetheutureoAmericaseconomyinanincreasinglyglobalmarketplace.ThroughoutletslikeTheHufngtonPostandthroughincreasedmediacoverageDr.JohnsonhasplacedBeckerinaleadershippositiononsuchvitalissuesastheaordabilityohighereducationtheneedtoexpandaccessandopportunitytoallandthepathtowardresponsiblechangeintheageoMOOCsthemassivelyopenonlinecoursesthatarechangingtheparadigmorallcollegesanduniversities.BeckerJuniorCollegebecomesBeckerCollegeaour-yearprivateschool.TheMassachusettsCouncilotheAmericanInstituteoArchitectshonorstheCollegeoritsinnovativeadaptivere-useohistoricbuildings.TheMassachusettsHigherEducationCoordinatingCouncilgrantsBeckerCollegetherighttooerbaccalaureatedegreesinlegalstudiespsychologyandbusinessadministrationenablingstudentstoexpandatwo-yeardegreeintoaour-yeardegreethroughthe22program.TheReverendSamuelMayJr.HouseontheLeicesterCampusisauthenticatedasanofcialNationalUndergroundRailroadNetworktoFreedomsitebytheNationalParkService.RobertE.JohnsonPh.D.isnamed10thpresidentoBeckerCollege.BeckerembarksonVision2020cratinganewvisionmissionandcorevaluesortheCollege.1991199320082010 18Thereisnovisionwithoutagoalthereisnopathwithoutaroadmapandthereisnojourneywithoutadestination.InthethreeyearssinceDr.JohnsonassumedtheofceopresidentBeckerCollegehaslauncheditsvisioncharteditspathandfxedonitsdestination.ItisBeckerUniversityanditwillbereachedbeorethedecadeisout.Thisisatimeodramaticchangeinthefeldohighereducationnotallowhichisassociatedwithnewtechnologies.BothchallengesandopportunitiesareemergingorBeckerinthisquicklyevolvinglandscape.ToachieveoptimalgrowththeCollegeintendstocapitalizeonitsstrengthsleverageitscoreassetsandalignitsstrategiestoridethewindsochange.BeckerCollegeismovingorwardwithanambitiousagenda.TheCollegewillestablishnewschoolsandnewacademicprograms.ItwillcreateaCenterorEntrepreneurshipandGlobalInnovationtoconnectstudentstoopportunitiesthatwilluelthecareersotheuture.Anditwillachieveuniversitystatusbytheyear2020.EnrollmentgrowthwillaccelerateoverthenextewyearswithBeckergrowingto2100studentsby20172500studentsby2020and2800studentsby2023.The2013establishmentotheSchooloAnimalStudiesandtheenlistmentoveterinarypathologistDr.RichardFrenchasdeanwasthefrststepinaplantoenhanceBeckerscoreacademicprograms.OverthenexttwoyearstheCollegewillalsoestablishaSchooloNursingaSchooloDesignandaDivisionoLiberalArtsandScienceswhichwillincludeallprogramsoutsidethethreeschools.Byall2014theCollegewillestablishtheCenterorEntrepreneurshipandGlobalInnovationandrecruitanationallyrecognizedbusinessthoughtleadertodirectitsgrowth.ThenewacilityanditsprogramswillomentacultureoentrepreneurshipatBeckerinstillingtheskillsandspiritoinnovationthroughoutallotheCollegesacademicprograms.MostsignifcantBeckerCollegewillinthenextewyearsinauguratetwograduatedegreeprogramsthefrstinitshistoryaswellasseveralnewbachelorsdegreesandconcentrationswithinexistingdegreesandmanynewspecializationsminorsandcertifcates.By2020theCollegewillachievethenextstepinitsevolutionBeckerUniversityaninstitutiondatingbacktothe18thcenturyandreachingorwardtoanexcitingutureonewopportunitiesorstudentsacultystaandtheCollegescommunityacrosstheglobe.THEPATHFORWARDBECKERBUILDSITSFUTUREItwilltakeyearstorealizethebesteectsoeducationovertheInternet.Inthemeantimeoureyesmustbeonamuchlargerprize.Therevolutionweneedistheonethatconnectsthebestandbrighteststudentsromeverylevelosocietytotheimmersivenurturingenvironmentocollegecampuses.Itistimetostarttalkingaboutmakingthecollegeexperienceavailabletoeveryenterprisingindividual.RobertE.JohnsonPh.D.PresidentBeckerCollegeStateofcialsdesignateBeckerCollegeashostotheMassachusettsDigitalGamesInstituteMassDiGI.BeckerCollegeisselectedbyThePrincetonReviewasoneothenationsbestinstitutionsorundergraduateeducationandisincludedinTheBest377Colleges.BeckerCollegeisrankedamongthetopcollegesorgamedesignintheU.S.byThePrincetonReviewortheourthconsecutiveyear.Thenursingprogramisranked1amongprivateinstitutionsinMassachusetts.TheGeorgeF.andSybilH.FullerCampusCenterisopenedontheLeicesterCampus.TheSchooloAnimalStudiesisormed.VeterinarypathologistRichardFrenchDVMPh.D.becomesdeanoanimalstudiesandAllertonChairoAnimalHealthSciencesBeckersfrstendowedacademicposition.2011201220132013 19ShivaMendoncaClassof2016FROMAbuDhabiUnitedArabEmiratesSTUDYINGGamedesignFUTUREIwanttohopefullybeginasagameleveldesignerbuttheultimategoalistoeventuallyrunmyowncompany.IlikeeverythingaboutBeckerthesmallclassesthetwocampuses.ThatcomortableenvironmentwhereIcouldwalktoclassesandalwaysseepeopleIknowinsteadobeinganumberinacrowd.Ididntwanttogotoapartyschool.IwantedtogosomeplacewhereIcouldgetenoughattentiontohelpmesucceedinmyclasses.Itsveryacceptingajudgment-reeenvironment.Youcanbeyourselandnoonewillthinklessoyouorit.BeinganInternationalstudentIwasworriedIwasntgoingtoftin.Icameinanditwaslikebeingpartoaamily. 20BOARDOFTRUSTEESBeckerCollegeisgovernedbya23-memberBoardoTrustees.CollectivelythetrusteesholdtheauthorityandresponsibilitytoensuretheulfllmentotheCollegesmissionandareultimatelyresponsibleortheCollegesfscalhealth.TheboardselectsandappointsthepresidentandapprovespolicywhileoperationsandmanagementotheCollegearevestedinthepresident.BOARDOFTRUSTEES2013-14OFFICERSArthurP.JayDiGeronimoJr.ChairRichardL.PylePh.D.ViceChairJohnH.BuddSecretaryGeorgeJ.IsaacCPATreasurerMEMBERSMaryT.AleksiewiczRobertA.BernsteinP.ScottContiMaryC.DeFeudisTheHonorableMarthaP.GraceJohnE.GrahamCPADanielC.HalseyCFAW.PatrickHughesDavidA.JordanDHAMPADeborahT.KocheverDVMPh.D.JoyJ.McHugh55FrancesE.Polito68DanielM.Prouty71LJCChristopherP.ProvoPeterJ.RowdenJerrianneSegerM.D.PaoloSinniJohnL.SullivanM.D.SarahH.WilliamsCAMPUSLOCATIONSWorcesterCampus61SeverStreetWorcesterMassachusetts01609LeicesterCampus964MainStreetLeicesterMassachusetts01524EquestrianCenter38NanigianRoadPaxtonMassachusetts01612 21BECKERBYTHENUMBERS2NumberofMassachusettscollegesincludedinThePrincetonReviewstop15forvideogamedesign.BeckerCollegehasbeenincludedforfourconsecutiveyears.378NumberofinstitutionslistedinThePrincetonReviews2014BestCollegessurvey.Beckerhasbeenincludedfortwoyearsstraight.94PercentageofBeckerCollegegraduatesplacedinjobs.161NumberofBeckerCollegestudent-athleteswhocompletedthefall2013semesterwithaGPAof3.0orhigher.1BeckersrankingamongprivateundergraduatenursingprogramsinMassachusettswitha201298percentNCLEXpassrateforpre-licensurenursinggraduates.1BeckersrankinginNewEnglandplacingitamongthetop15privatefour-yearinstitutionsnationwideinawardingundergraduateanimalstudiesdegrees.1000NumberofpatientsseenperyearbyBeckerCollegesfullyoperationalon-campusveterinaryclinic.80000NumberofhoursofcommunityserviceperformedbyBeckerCollegestudentsannually.44000NumberofhoursspentannuallybyBeckerCollegestudentsinpracticumpre-practicumexternshiporinternshipexperiences.FormoreBeckerCollegePointsofPridevisithttpwww.becker.eduaboutpoints-of-pride. 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