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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