Office of the President

Hello Campus Community,

Once again, school is back in session. As many of you know, this is my first academic year as President of Becker. I have many plans for the College and I want to share some of them with you. It is my hope that this will help you become better informed and further engaged in the direction the College and your education will take over the next few years.

Working with senior leadership, and others, over the summer we spent time reflecting on our strengths and what makes Becker unique. During this period of reflection, we identified what works and what does not. Towards this end, using this data, we developed a three-year strategic plan to address areas of the College like student success, enrollment, and institutional brand. Through all of this, we want to be as transparent and communicative as possible. If you have questions about these matters, or about how this relates to your education, I would be happy to answer them during my office hours.

With all of you returning to campus from across the country and around the world, I must take this time to reiterate Becker’s commitment to diversity and equality. In light of recent events in Virginia and even within Massachusetts, I want to make clear that our campus is a safe place for everyone from every background to live and learn. For those we disagree with, we want necessary dialogue to come to better understandings. However, we will not allow intolerance to impede our collective quest for knowledge and achievement.

I shared this sentiment with all Becker staff, faculty, and administrators when we met in Leicester for a day full of information, community, and fun. As I talked to everyone about their summer and their eagerness for the fall, I was once again reminded what a dedicated group of people we have at Becker. This dedication is to the institution, but more pointedly, to the students we serve. As you make your way to campus for the first time or the fourth, know how excited everyone is to be a part of your professional, educational, and personal development.

This time of year means the campus atmosphere is charged with an electric sense of opportunity and ambition. I hope that each and every one of you taps into this energy as you focus on your pursuits – whatever they may be. I want to hear about your plans while we attend an athletic event, school gathering, or just walking around campus.

Best of luck in this new academic year!

Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D.
President, Becker College

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