61 William Street
Worcester, MA 01609
I am often reminded of just how proud I am of our students and their myriad accomplishments. Especially so during our recent commencement season, with its host of academic, athletic, and honors and awards ceremonies. We will soon welcome new and returning students to Campus for fall semester, and we look forward to engaging with them and sharing all that Becker College has to offer.
Becker College is thriving. Our student body continues to grow—this year, we had the highest enrollment in College history. We were again pleased to be included in The Princeton Review’s 2014 issue of The Best 378 Colleges, and The Princeton Review also ranked Becker, for the fourth consecutive year, among the top colleges in the U.S. for video game design. We opened the new Center for Global Citizenship in December, which will be a hub for global activities—building momentum and new opportunities for students to engage in becoming Global Citizens.
In April, we were pleased to have brought New York Times columnist and author Thomas L. Friedman to Worcester for Becker’s inaugural Presidential Speaker Series. The Speaker Series invites thought leaders to engage in substantive discourse about the challenges and opportunities in preparing graduates for the future workforce in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. The speaker series supported student scholarships while advancing the College’s mission of educating graduates who are prepared to thrive, contribute to, and lead in a global society.
Having achieved distinction for its signature programs, today Becker College is amidst a dramatic transformation. With its sights set on preparing “world ready” graduates, the College is on the move: sharpening focus on the distinctiveness of its faculty and academic programs and forging relationships with the future employers of its graduates to ensure students are in synch with the challenges and opportunities posed by the 21st century for employment and entrepreneurship in the U.S. and beyond. At Becker, preparing students to be world ready means cultivating adaptive learners who have an entrepreneurial spirit, and who can leverage social and emotional intelligence and divergent thinking skills to navigate and thrive in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous.
This is an exciting and transformational time at Becker. As president, I am immensely proud of our students and of our employees who make the College a truly remarkable educational institution—a great place to learn and work. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about Becker College and some of our recent accomplishments.
I am indeed honored to serve as the president of this exceptional College. Have a wonderful summer.
Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D.
President, Becker College