Publications and Media

Below are selected pieces written by Dr. Crimmin as well as the President’s activity in the media.

Changes Ahead: From Gen Z to Gen Alpha, LinkedIn, Oct. 29, 2019

An article from Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D., on what institutions of higher learning need to do to prepare for the next influx of college students, Generation Alpha.


Becker gets $1M to establish digital learning center, Worcester Business Journal, Sept. 23, 2019

On Sept. 18, Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D., welcomed American Student Assistance President & CEO Jean Eddy for the grand opening of the ASA Center for Digital Learning Models at Becker College. The Center, funded through a $1 million grant from the ASA, will focus on interactive media tools for young students.


Central Mass. leaders debate future of work, Worcester Business Journal, May 30, 2019

Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D., was part of a higher education panel at a “Future of Work” Symposium held on Becker’s Worcester campus.

To see Channel 3’s news coverage of the event, click on the following link: Future of Work Symposium.


Higher Education’s Bad Word, LinkedIn, May 8, 2019

An article from Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D., on the challenges facing small colleges.


A story about the inauguration of Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, a Canton native, was featured on the front page of the April 25, 2019 edition of the Canton Citizen.


Becker College President Inauguration, Worcester News Tonight, April 5, 2019

Channel 3 News reported on the inauguration of Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D.


Crimmin helping Becker find its niche, Worcester Business Journal, April 2, 2019

Becker College President Nancy Crimmin, Ed.D., looks both backwards and ahead, with her inauguration set for April 5, 2019 at Becker’s Leicester campus.


As I See It: Engage higher ed community in development of new financial assessment tool, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 31, 2019

An opinion piece, signed by the region’s private college presidents, including Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, , Ed.D., discusses their wish to “share our collective wisdom and collaborate” on the development of a new financial assessment tool for colleges.


Becker to Inaugurate First Female President, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 21, 2019

The inauguration of Nancy P. Crimmin, , Ed.D., the 11th president and first female president of Becker College is scheduled for April 5, 2019.


Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D., presented at the Worcester Women’s Leadership Forum on February 26, 2019, on the topic of “Agility Is More Than Ability: How to Prepare Today’s Students for Tomorrow.”


The Greatest Gift to Give to College StudentsLinkedIn, Dec. 14, 2018

An article from Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D., offers advice for parents of college students.


Educating Gen Zs to Master Their FuturesLinkedIn, Nov. 15, 2018

Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D., writes about writes about how those in higher education can help Generation Z (those born between 1995 and 2012) by infusing their educational experience with the skills they will need for long-term adaptability.


Why We Need Small CollegesLinkedIn, Oct. 26, 2018

Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D., addresses the need for small colleges and why they are more important than ever.


Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D., spoke on TV Channel 3 about the Red Sox’s Triple A affiliate coming to Worcester during the Aug. 20, 2018 edition of Worcester News Tonight. Becker’s Worcester campus, where the first perfect baseball game was played, was also featured in the news clip. Click on the link to view the video.


An Agile Mindset in the Workplace,” Business Forward Females, Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, June 12, 2018. A presentation on how Becker College is preparing students for professional success, and what businesses need to do to adapt to the ever-changing marketplace.


Becker College: Defines the True Diversification of a Campus StructureThe Knowledge Review, March 2018

Becker College provides a supportive and inclusive learning community that prepares graduates for their first to last careers.


On March 17, 2018, Becker College President Nancy Crimmin, Ed.D., attended the Regis College Women in Leadership Panel, where she discussed the role of education, taking risks, and her journey as a female educational leader.


Equal Partners at Becker College, Leadership Exchange, Winter 2018

President Nancy P. Crimmin writes about the importance of strengthening organizational structure through unhampered collaboration and discussion across divisions. She stresses the need to create an environment in which all divisions, staff, faculty and students felt supported, informed and involved in changes.


Discover how a student affairs professional became a college president, Student Affairs Today, November 2017

Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin had an extensive career in student affairs before she was asked to lead the college.


New Becker president focuses on continuity, Worcester Business Journal, Nov. 27

President Nancy P. Crimmin is leading Becker College’s effort to future proof its students so that they can be successful in a fast changing labor market.


New Becker president leads development of strategic plan for college, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Nov. 11

Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin is working on a new strategic plan for the college’s future.


Nancy Crimmin and Pauline Dobrowski, Leadership and Strategic Planning: A Blend of the Visionary and Practical,” Chapter 4, Leading from the Unique Role of Associate/Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Washington, DC, 2016.

Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin and Pauline M. Dobrowski, Vice President for Student Affairs at Stonehill College, write about how leadership and strategic planning are defined for the assistant vice president of student affairs.