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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