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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