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3Thepathtoaccomplishmentbeginswithstrongleadershipandacompellingvision.InJuly2010assoonasRobertE.JohnsonPh.D.wasappointedpresidentoBeckerCollegeheundertookaspecicchallengetocreateavisionandsharedcorevaluesortheCollegeaplatormtouniteallmembersoitscommunityinadeepsenseodirectionandhigherpurpose.Thevisionwoulduelare-alignedinstitutionalmissionandhelptransormtheCollegeintoonethatwouldthriveamidturbulentchangesinhighereducation.Inspring2011thepresidentlaunchedVision2020aseriesocampusandonlineconversationsdesignedtodevelopasharedvisionoBeckersuture.ThroughthoseconversationsstudentsacultystaandtheBoardoTrusteesworkedtocratanewmissionstatementappropriatetothenewvisionandtodelineatecorevaluesthatalignedwithboth.RapidengagementwiththeentireBeckercommunityempoweredthepresidenttobereadyinSeptember2011topresentthenewmissionvisionandcorevalues.TheBoardoTrusteesormallyadoptedthenewmissioninDecember2011.AteradoptionbytheBoardthenewmissionwaswoventhroughouttheabricotheBeckercommunityguidingtheinstitutionsstrategicdirection.TheclarityandprecisionothenewvisionmissionandcorevaluesestablishedaplatormtothinkbroadlyandspecicallyaboutthevalueandoutcomesoaBeckerCollegeeducation.Sharedbytrusteesadministratorsacultystaandstudentsthisplatormpowerullyinormedstrategiestobuildabrightutureortheinstitution.Resultswerequicklyachieved.ThevisionincludedtheconceptoBeckerCollegebecominganationallyrecognizedbaccalaureateinstitution.ThatbenchmarkwasachievedwithBeckersselectionasoneoThePrincetonReviewsBest378Collegesortwoyearsstraightappearinginboththe2013and2014editionsothesurvey.ItwasanhonortobeselectedandasourceogreatprideortheentireBeckercommunityespeciallysincetheCollegewasselectedortherankingthersttimeitwasinvitedtocompete.TheresultsrefectedtheBeckerspiritembracedbymorethan400Beckerstudentsnearly30percentototalundergraduateswhoweresurveyedaspartotherankingprocess.TheBeckerCollegemissionvisionandcorevaluesaredisplayedprominentlyinallCollegebuildingsandonthewebsiteandareemployeddailybyacultyandsta.Thisisnostagnantstatementogoalsbutalivingdocumentamissioninactionthatlinksstrategicprioritieswithresourceallocation.VISION2020CREATINGTHEFUTUREAnewgenerationoleadersmuststeporwardtotransormhighereducationusingnewtoolsandapproachessuchasdisruptiveinnovationandselectiveexperimentation.WemustensurethatBeckerCollegegraduatesarepreparedtocompeteinaglobalsociety.RobertE.JohnsonPh.D.PresidentBeckerCollegeEbenezerCratsoSturbridgeandJacobDavisoCharltonpetitiontheMassachusettsGeneralCourttoapprovetheoundingoanAcademyinthenameoLeicesterAcademyorthepurposeopromotingtruepietyandvirtueandtheeducationoyouth.LeicesterAcademytherstcollege-preparatoryschoolinCentralMassachusettsandaninstitutionortheeducationotheyouthobothsexesociallyopensonJune7.ThecharterbearsthesignaturesoJohnHancockandSamuelAdams.LeicesterAcademygraduateEliWhitneyClasso1788inventsthecottongin.TheSocialFraternityoLeicesterAcademypossiblytherststudentorganizationormstopracticepublicspeakingandpurchasebooksoritslibrary.1783178417931798