Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D.

President, Becker College, Worcester, MA

Head shot of Dr. Johnson

Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D., took office as the 10th president of Becker College in 2010 and has evolved Becker into an adaptive, nimble, and entrepreneurial institution that is a model for small private colleges in the United States. He believes higher education is a public good, and has dedicated his more-than-25-year career to transforming the lives of young people. He challenges students to build upon the three pillars of global citizenship—academic excellence, social responsibility, and creative expression—to embrace the opportunities inherent in a complex and hyper-connected world. It is his conviction that college graduates must be prepared to adapt and succeed in a dynamic future—one where jobs as we know them may no longer exist, career mobility is the norm, and individuals are responsible for their brand and their business model, and must continuously build their [future] value. This imperative leads Becker College in preparing students with an “Agile Mindset,” a set of uniquely human skills that merge learning agility with a value-creation orientation. Graduates are prepared not only for their career trajectories, but also to embrace the myriad challenges and opportunities the future presents.

Becker College traces its history to 1784, making it among the nation’s oldest educational institutions, with a founding charter signed by American Revolutionaries John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Today, Becker enrolls more than 2,100 students at two campuses in Central Massachusetts. Under Dr. Johnson’s leadership, the College has been named one of the “best institutions for undergraduate education” by The Princeton Review for four consecutive years. The College’s game design program, named the 5th best undergraduate program in the world by The Princeton Review, has been top-ranked for seven consecutive years—the only institution on the East Coast and one of four worldwide to maintain this longstanding distinction.

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Chief of Staff

Follow Dr. Johnson online at the Huffington Post and on Twitter @BeckerPrez. He curates the Flipboard magazine, Educating for the Agile Mindset, as @drrobertjohnson (see below).

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