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BUILDINGAMODELFOR TABLEOFCONTENTSALetterfromPresidentJohnson................................................................................................................1AMessagefromTheBoardofTrustees...................................................................................................2CollegeRecruitmentinThePerfectStorm........................................................................................3BridgingtheSkillsGapKnowledgeforthe21stCenturyWorkforce...........................................6HealthyAnimalsHealthyPlanetMeetingGlobalAnimalHealthNeeds..................................9GoingGlobalCreatingaPopulationofGlobalCitizenLeaders.................................................12PlayItForwardEducatingtheGameChangers.................................................................................15FiscalFitnessAnAdaptiveandNimbleApproach...........................................................................18ThomasL.FriedmanLaunchesthePresidentialSpeakerSeries................................................20BuildingaModelforSuccess.....................................................................................................................22BoardofTrustees2014-15............................................................................................................................24BeckerPrideBytheNumbers..................................................................................InsideBackCover agenerationofstudentstonavigatecomplexityOurgoalistoeducatebydevelopingagilemindsets.FROMPRESIDENTJOHNSON1 ToallourstakeholdersinsideandoutsideBeckerthankyouforyourcontinuedinterestandsupport.FROMTHEBOARDOFTRUSTEESArthurP.JayDiGeronimoJr.ChairBoardofTrusteesDr.JohnsonhasralliedallmembersoftheBeckerCollegecommunityaroundacommonvisionwithacollectivesenseofurgencytoembracethefutureandallitsgreatunknowns...2watchnowbecker.eduartofpossibility Therearecertainlygrimstatisticsfacedbythoseinhighereducationenrollment.Nationallythenumberofhighschoolgraduateshasbeendecreasingsince2011withthenextgrowthperiodpredictedtobeginin2020.TheNortheastwillbehithardwitha10percentdecreaseinhighschoolstudentsbetween2009and2018.ForthepasttwoyearsfreshmenenrollmentatmorethanonequarterofU.S.privatefour-yearcollegesdeclinedby10percentormore.Overallnationallycollegesanduniversitiessawatwo-percentdeclineintheirfall2013enrollment.AccordingtoHarvardBusinessSchoolprofessorClaytonChristensenmorethanhalfofthecountrys4000collegesanduniversitiesmayfailinthenext15years.310highschoolstudentsbetween2009-201810collegefreshmenenrollment50collegesanduniversitiesatriskofclosingCollegeRecruitmentinthePERFECTSTORM TheKeystoBeckerCollegesThrivingEnrollmentThehighereducationenrollmentlandscapepresentscriticalchallengestosmallprivatecollegesparticularlythoseintheNortheast.Tobesuccessfulaninstitutionmustbeagilestrategicproactiveandinnovativeinhowitrecruitsstudents.Thechoiceissimplethriveandsurviveorstagnateandwither.RobertE.JohnsonPh.D.Beckerisandwillcontinuetoberecognizedasaplaceforlearningandachievementforpurposeandserviceforvaluesandsuperiorstudentexperienceandforapassionfordeliveringtotheworldhighlyeducatedresponsiblecitizens.KevinM.R.MayneMBAVicePresidentofEnrollmentManagementandGlobalStrategies4 EnrollmentGrowthExpandedNationalReachNewandreturningstudentsforFall2014ExpandedGeographicDiversityAverageHighSchoolGPATrendsAverageMathReadingSATTrends02011201220132014178418262021100050015002000190202011201220132014424951532.020112012201320142.822.973.023.063.02.5900201120122013201493210011012102695010005TraditionalAcceleratedNewFreshmenNewFreshmenNewFreshmen BeckerCollegesnationalrecognitionbyThePrincetonReviewasabestcollegeorundergraduateprogramsorthreeconsecutiveyearstheattractivenessoitsnicheprogramsingamedesignanimalstudiesandnursingandcontinuedenrollmentgrowthhaveledtogrowthinacademicprogramsconcentrationsandspecializations.Twonewdegreeprogramswerelaunchedall2014aB.A.inGlobalCitizenshiptheonlydegreeoitskindinthecountryandaB.S.inDataScience.Insummer2015theCollegewilllaunchitsfrstmastersdegreeanM.A.inMentalHealthCounseling.BRIDGINGTHESKILLSGAPKnowledgeorthe21stCenturyWorkorceIntermsoemploymentthereremainsahighvaluetoattainingacollegedegree.AccordingtotheNationalAssociationoCollegesandEmployersJobOutlook2014reportbachelorsdegreegraduatesaremostindemandbyemployerswithalietimeearningpotentialmuchhigherthanthosewhoendtheireducationaterhighschool.Ournationallyrecognizedacademicprogramsprovidestudentswithasolidbaseoknowledgethatcanbeappliedtoarangeoindustries.Weconsistentlyreviewprogramstoensuretheyrefectnotonlytheknowledgegraduateswillneedtocompeteandsucceedbutalsoaddressemergentindustriesandtrends.Overthepastyearwelaunchedmorethanadozennewprogramstoensuregraduateswillbewellpreparedtoaddresscurrentandutureglobalmarketneeds.Butemployerslookormorethanacollegegraduatewhohastheknowledgetoperormajobtheylookoramuchbroaderskillset.InTheFutureoKnowledgeWorkIntelCorporationpredictsthattheattributesoemploymentwillrevolvearoundworkthatleverageshumanintellectcreativityandanalyticskillssuchasproblemsolvingjudgmentlisteningdataanalysisrelationshipbuildingcollaboratingandcommunicatingwithmultinationalco-workers.Wearecommittedtograduatingstudentswhopossessboththeknowledgeandtheskillsthatwillpositionthemcompetitivelyinthejobmarket.AtBeckerCollegewecallthistheagilemindset.ACADEMICPROGRAMSBusinessBusinessAdministrationBigDataAnalyticsComputerInformationSystemsEquineManagementManagementMarketingSportsManagementCriminalJusticeCriminalJusticeDomesticCounter-TerrorismStudiesForensicsCrimeSceneProcessingPolicingLawEnforcementPre-LawDataScienceMathematicsDataScienceAnimalStudiesAnimalCareClinicalandLaboratoryAnimalMedicineEquineStudiesLaboratoryAnimalManagementPre-VeterinaryVeterinaryTechnologyBiology6GrowthinTraditionalandAdultAcceleratedDegreeProgramsandConcentrationsPlusthreecertifcateprogramsPlussixcertifcateprograms200920102011201220132014 8ColleenL.BielitzM.S.DeanCenterorAcceleratedProessionalStudiesJohnMacDonaldPh.D.VicePresidentoInnovationInterimChieAcademicOfcerIgraduatesareonlyequippedwithknowledgeorhaveasingularocusthatonlyallowsthemtodoonethingreallywellitisgoingtobedifcultorthemtosucceedintheever-evolvingglobalmarket.Weensurethedevelopmentoanagilemindsetinourstudentssotheynotonlyhaveclassroomknowledgeandhands-onexperiencebutalsosotskillssuchaswrittenandverbalcommunicationcollaborationcriticalandcreativethinkingandanentrepreneurialinnovativeoutlook.Theyhavetobeadaptiveandnimblebecauseastheworldchangestheymustalsochange.Wedistinguishourselvesthroughnewconcentrationscreatedthroughextensiveresearchtoexposeareasojobgrowthinareassuchasbigdataanalyticsinteractivemediaandappliedbehavioranalysis.Ourobjectiveeducationthatgivesstudentsthecompetenciestoperormajobandtherameworkordevelopingsocialintelligenceandcriticalandadaptivethinkingskills.DavisEducationalFoundationGrantBeckerCollegeBecomesaMemberoftheIACBENewOnlineBusinessDegree 74million8million5million70millionIntheUnitedStatesalonetherearecloseto70milliondogs74millioncats8millionbirdsand5millionhorsesalongwithspecialtyandexoticanimals.Combinethatnumberwithworldwidespeciesconsiderexistingandemergingdiseasesanditisclearthatourstudentswillbeinhighdemandintodaysglobalsociety.RichardA.FrenchDVMM.S.Ph.D.DeanoftheSchoolofAnimalStudiesandAllertonChairofAnimalHealthSciencesRichardA.FrenchDVMM.S.Ph.D.9BeingadmittedtotheproessionoveterinarymedicineIsolemnlysweartousemyscienticknowledgeandskillsorthebenetosocietythroughtheprotectionoanimalhealthandwelarethepreventionandrelieoanimalsuferingtheconservationoanimalresourcesthepromotionopublichealthandtheadvancementomedicalknowledge...AmericanVeterinaryMedicalAssociationOATHHEALTHYANIMALSHEALTHYPLANETMeetingGlobalAnimalHealthNeeds OurgoalistoprovideapipelineofknowledgeableandhighlyskilledgraduatesExternshipsitesforstudentsintheSchoolofAnimalStudieswhichincludeveterinaryclinicszoosanimalsheltersresearchinstitutionsandmorehaveexpandedtomorethan350locations.LocationsshowndonotincludesitesacrosstheUnitedStatesandabroad.Thenumberofsiteswillincreasebothinnumberanddiversitytoprovidestudentswithreal-worldskillsandknowledge.BeckerCollegeislocatedinthecenterofthelargestconglomerationoflifescienceindustriesintheworldwhichincludesveterinaryparaveterinaryandsupportingindustries.IowaStateUniversityKansasStateUniversityLouisianaStateUniversityMichiganStateUniversityMississippiStateUniversityMurdochUniversityAustraliaNorthCarolinaStateUniversityTheOhioStateUniversityOklahomaStateUniversityRossUniversitySt.KittsRoyalVeterinaryCollegeLondonUKSt.GeorgesUniversityGrenadaTuftsUniversityUniversityofFloridaUniversityofDublinIrelandUniversityofEdinburghScotlandUniversityofGlasgowScotlandUniversityofIllinoisUniversityofMelbourneAustraliaUniversityofMinnesotaUniversityofTennesseeUniversityofVirginiaMarylandVETERINARYSCHOOLSATTENDEDBYBECKERGRADUATES1030enrollmentinanimalstudiesprogramssince2008x4by2020projected whoarewellpreparedfortheglobalanimalcarechallengesoftodayandtomorrow.11RichardA.FrenchDVMM.S.Ph.D. GOINGGLOBALCreatingaPopulationofGlobalCitizenLeadersRev.DebraPallatto-FontainePh.D.ProfessorofTeacherEducationandFamilyStudiesandFacultyCoordinatorforGlobalCitizenshipAtBeckerCollegewedefnegloballearningastheknowledgeskillsandattitudesthatstudentsacquirethroughavarietyoexperiencesallowingthemtounderstandworldculturesandeventstoanalyzeglobalsystemstoappreciateandrespectculturaldierencesandtodemonstratecompassionandconcernorothers.12 BeckerCollegeGlobalCitizenshipAttributeStatementGlobalcitizenshaveacquiredtheknowledgeskillsandattitudesthroughavarietyoexperiencesthatenablethemtounderstandworldcultureseventsandglobalsystemsappreciateculturaldiferencesandapplythisknowledgeandappreciationtotheirlivesascitizensandworkerssothattheymaythrivecontributetoandleadinaglobalsociety.13NancyCrimminEd.D.VicePresidentforStudentAffairsNancyCrimminEd.D.VicePresidentforStudentAffairsThegoalofglobalcitizenshipatBeckeristodevelopwithinourstudentsadeepsenseoftheirresponsibilityforstewardshipoftheworldsotheygraduateastrueglobalcitizenswhocantransformlivesandcommunities. AWORLDOFPOSSIBILITIESADEGREEFORAWORLDOFPOSSIBILITIESBeckerCollegesnewBachelorofArtsinGlobalCitizenshipistheonlydegreeofitskindinthecountry.Thisdegreeintegratesmulti-disciplinarycourseworkservicelearningthroughdomesticandinternationaltravelplace-basedcommunityprojectsandinternshipsandatwo-semesterseniorcapstoneseminar.Specializationsinglobalhealthanddevelopmentglobalpoliticaleconomymanagementeducationsocialjusticeandenvironmentalsustainabilitypreparestudentsforgraduate-levelstudyorcareersingovernmentinternationalnon-governmentorganizationspublichealthbusinesseducationinternationalrelationsandlawandpublicpolicy.ABECKERSTUDENTREALIZESHERDREAMMyfrsttripintoHaitiwithBeLikeBrithelpedtoconfrmtheactthatIwantedtoworkwithunder-privilegedchildrenandIwasabletorealizehowullhelpingthepeopleoHaitiactuallymademyheart.Melissa-JeanProvost14 PLAYITFORWARDEducatingtheGameChangersTheBeckerCollegegamedesignprogramhasbeentop-rankedbyThePrincetonRevieworfveconsecutiveyearsandisoneoonlytwoinstitutionsinNewEnglandandoneofvenationallytomaintainthislong-standingdistinction.InJuly2014Beckerwasnamedasoneo19chartermemberstothenewlyormedHigherEducationVideoGameAllianceHEVGAalongwithinstitutionssuchasStanordUniversityCarnegieMellonUniversityandYaleUniversitywhichprovidesaplatormorleadingacademicstoshowcasethecriticalrolevideogameprogramsplayineducatingandpreparingstudentsorthe21stcenturyworkorce.Videogamesarenotjustforkidsorconsolesanymore.Adultseverywheretheaverageageofthevideogameenthusiastis31areplayinggamesonanunprecedentednumberofsmartphonesandothermobiledevices.Thegamingindustryrakedinanestimated68billionin2013globallyPricewaterhouseCoopersGlobalentertainmentandmediaoutlook2013-2017predictsmobilegamingwillpushoverallindustryearningsabove86billionby2017.31theaverageageofthevideogameenthusiast68gamingindustryearningsin2013BILLION86gamingindustryearningsby2017BILLION15 ManyMiniThingsIsaMaxiAchievementWithindustrymentorsentrepreneurs-in-residenceandstrongbondstoindustrytheNewVenturesCenterNVCwillgivestudent-entrepreneursanexperientialedgelikenoother.TimLoewAllartworkdisplayedonpages15-17wascreatedbyBeckerCollegestudents.17 adaptivenimbleexcellenceinnovationdestinedtosucceedfscalftnessstudentretentionpersistencetograduationcollegeAssetandendowmentgrowthprimarilythroughdonorsupporthavealsoprovideduswithfundingtofurtherstrengthentheattractivenessofourinstitutionandhavehelpedtokeepuscompetitive..DavidA.EllisPh.D.SeniorVicePresidentandCFORegularreportsaboutprivateandpubliccollegesanduniversitiesacingnancialhardshipsaresoberingtothoseinhighereducation.Short-termsolutionsacademicprogramcutsacultyandstalayosdeepnancialaiddiscountstollclassroomsandbedsorevenanabandonmentoadmissionstandardsoracceptingstudentswhomayneverhavetheabilitytograduaterefecthowdesperatetimescallordesperatemeasures.Asmallnumberoinstitutionshavemergedwhileothershavecreatedpartnerships.Sadlysomehaveclosed.ThisisnotthecaseatBecker.THEFISCALSTORYATBECKERCOLLEGE18TOTALASSETSCAPITALINVESTMENT0FY113490007580001170000168100033049000383200004021300040562000FY12FY13FY1450million30million20million10million40millionDoesNOTinclude10750000fortheFullerCampusCenterCapitalInvestmentTotalAssetsASSETGROWTH0FY1134.0823.3743.3231.52FY1450million30million20million10million40millionAssetsPlantValuenetENDOWMENTGROWTH0FY111.632.553.834.58FY12FY13FY145million3million2million1million4millionFISCALFITNESSAnAdaptiveandNimbleApproach ochoicecorebusinessesteachingacademicsupportco-curricularlieinnovationhubgrowthinenrollmentundraising19Ibelievecollegesanduniversitiesaregoingtohaveaparadigmshiftandwillneedtobemoreentrepreneurialandinnovativeineducatingthisgenerationofstudentstobepreparedfortheworldofwork.Whatthefutureholdsforhighereducationissimplejustasweneedtodevelopstudentswhoareadaptiveandnimblesotoodoinstitutionsneedtobeadaptiveandnimblecontinuallyevolvingtheentirespectrumofthestudentcollegiateexperience.RobertE.JohnsonPh.D. ThomasFriedmanreceivesthousandsofinvitationstospeakeveryyearheonlyacceptsonepermonth.HeselectedBeckerbecausehethoughttherewassomethinguniqueanddifferentaboutwhatwearedoinghere.AfterhelefthespokeontheradioabouthisvisittoBecker.Thatssayingwerereallydoingsomethingright.RobertE.JohnsonPh.D.20ThomasL.FriedmanLaunchesthePRESIDENTIALSPEAKERSERIES WhenIwasrunningaroundbackin2004tellingeveryonetheworldisfatwereallconnectedFacebookdidntexist.Twitterwasstillasound.TheCloudwasstillinthesky.FourGwasaparkingplace.LinkedInwasaprison.Applicationswerewhatyousenttocollege.BigDatawasarapstar.AndSkypewasatypoAllothathappenedinthelasteightyears.ThomasL.Friedman21 Iamhonoredtocountmyselamonganewguardocollegepresidentswithaneyeoninnovation.Theprocessochangehasandmustcontinuetobeeducatedandinormedbyexperiencebutwearealsoinneedosomethingmore.AbrahamLincolnadviseduponsigningtheMorrillActoCongressprovidingorthestatelandgrantcollegesThedogmasothequietpastareinadequatetothestormypresent.Theoccasionispiledhighwithdicultyandwemustrisetotheoccasion.Asourcaseisnewsomustwethinkanew.ThisadviceresonatesmorethanacenturylateratBeckerwearecontinuallyevolvingandtransormingsothatwemaybesteducateourstudents.Intodayschallengingtimeswhenmanyinstitutionsarestrugglingpublicskepticismishighaboutthevalueoacollegeeducationandworkplaceshitshavedecimatedtheone-careertrackacollegedegreestillrepresentsAmericasmostvaluabledriveroaglobaleconomy.Withoutapipelineoyoungpeoplewithrelevantknowledgeandskillsournationwillbeunabletoinnovateandadapttoachangingworld.Masteryoknowledgeisonekeythatcanunlockthepotentialouturegenerations.Butknowledgealonecannotmovetheneedle.Developinginthemanagilemindsetseepage7onethatensuresbothsuccessandadaptabilitypreparesthemtoweatherandthriveinanunpredictableuture.WhenIassumedtheBeckerCollegepresidencyin2010amongmytopprioritieswastoevolvetheCollegesinrastructuretoensurethatwecouldmeetthechallengesothenewnormalinthehighereducationmarketplace.Iamproudthatweosteranenvironmentthatencouragesourcommunitytooperateoutsidedepartmentalsilostobeinnovativeandcreativeandtosolveproblemscollaboratively.Weencourageamindsetopossibilitythinkingandselectiveexperimentationaperspectivethathasenabledustobesuccessul.AsaresultBeckerCollegeisnotjustsurvivinginthepresenthighereducationmarketplaceitisthrivingourlargestenrollmentintheColleges230-yearhistorythelaunchonewacademicprogramsfscalftnessglobalcitizenshipestablishedasagraduateattributeandthedevelopmentoanagilemindsetinallgraduatesregardlessotheirmajor.Ourgrowthoverthepastouryearspavesthewaytoanevenstrongerutureby2020wewillbecomeBeckerUniversity.Butwecannotrestonoursuccesswemustcontinuallyascertainwhatisnext.ToparaphrasehockeygreatWayneGretzkyatBeckerwetrytoskatetowherewethinkthepuckisgoingnottowhereitis.ThismeansthatasweBUILDINGAMODELFORSUCCESSRobertE.JohnsonPh.D.PresidentlargestenrollmentinCollegehistoryBECKERCOLLEGEISTHRIVINGnewacademicprogramsfscalftnessglobalcitizenshipagilemindset22 BeckerCollegeisgovernedbya20-memberBoardoTrustees.CollectivelythetrusteesholdtheauthorityandresponsibilitytoensuretheulfllmentotheCollegesmissionandareultimatelyresponsibleortheCollegesfscalhealth.Theboardselectsandappointsthepresidentandapprovespolicywhileoperationsandmanagementarevestedinthepresident.OFFICERSArthurP.JayDiGeronimoJr.ChairPeterJ.RowdenViceChairJohnH.BuddSecretaryGeorgeJ.IsaacCPATreasurerMEMBERSRobertA.BernsteinP.ScottContiMaryC.DeFeudisJohnE.GrahamCPADanielC.HalseyCFADavidA.JordanDHAMPADeborahT.KochevarDVMPh.D.AndrewM.Mazur72LJCJoyJ.McHugh55MichaelV.OBrienFrancesE.Polito68DanielM.Prouty71LJCChristopherP.ProvoRichardL.PylePh.D.BrianW.ThompsonSarahH.Williams24BOARDOFTRUSTEES2014-15AuthorityandResponsibilityWorcesterCampus61SeverStreetWorcesterMA01609LeicesterCampus964MainStreetLeicesterMA01524EquestrianCenter38NanigianRoadPaxtonMA01612CAMPUSLOCATIONS BECKERPRIDEBytheNumbers 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