Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D.

President, Becker College, Worcester, MA

Head shot of Dr. Johnson

Since Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D., took office as the tenth president of Becker College in 2010, he has charged the institution with a bold, entrepreneurial mission; led the creation of groundbreaking academic programs; realized significant capital projects; and strengthened the institution’s financial foundation. He believes in higher education as a public good, and has dedicated his more-than-25-year career to transforming the lives of young people. Challenging students to build upon the three pillars of global citizenship—academic excellence, social responsibility, and creative expression—he encourages them to embrace the opportunities inherent in a rapidly changing future and an increasingly global society. He believes today’s graduates must be divergent thinkers with social and emotional intelligence and entrepreneurial outlooks.

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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Sandy Lashin-Curewitz
Interactive Media Communications Director

Anne Sroka
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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