Welcome to our first digital President’s Report, in which you will learn about the people and ideas behind this year’s accomplishments and the vision for the College’s future. You will also hear from students—the true beneficiaries of our commitment to education.
As the College seeks to achieve university status by 2023—realigning academic programs, adding graduate degrees, and establishing centers and institutes to expand our impact through collaboration and partnerships—we have garnered increased support for our vision and direction. In January, Colleen Barrett ’64, provided a $1 million gift to name and create a Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which will house the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI), MassDiGI New Ventures Center, the Women’s Leadership Institute, and the Yunus Social Business Centre @ Becker College.
The College community has rallied around a common vision and collective sense of urgency to prepare the next generation of students for a future where they must be adaptive, nimble, entrepreneurial, and have a global perspective to thrive as citizens of the world. Having identified the Agile Mindset skills students need to succeed, we are making explicit the learning experiences that will ensure their success as value creators in the workplace of the future and contributors to the greater good as global citizens.
Becker College is governed by a 21-member Board of Trustees. As a collective body, the trustees hold the authority and responsibility to ensure the fulfillment of the College’s mission and are ultimately responsible for the College’s fiscal health. The board selects and appoints the president and approves policy, while operations and management of the College are vested in the president.