A Message From the President 
July 2018

Summer in higher education is traditionally a time for planning and gearing up for the coming academic year. For me, as I begin my first year as the president of Bentley University, the planning is well under way -- and I couldn’t be more excited.

Bentley truly is a university on the rise. During this challenging period for higher education, Bentley has continued to thrive. Our applications are increasing, our extraordinary placement rate demonstrates graduates’ success in finding rewarding careers, and our national and international reputation has never been stronger.

At a time when students and their families deserve the strongest possible return on their college investment, Bentley’s core business curriculum combined with an emphasis on the arts and sciences, along with our many close partnerships with the business community, are exactly what higher education needs in 2018. 

In recent months, I’ve loved meeting with and getting to know faculty, staff, students, trustees and alumni, listening and learning about the many factors that have helped Bentley climb from its founding a century ago as a local accounting school to become one of the top business schools in the country today. It is clear that the Bentley community is filled with smart, compassionate people who care deeply about their work and each other.

Bentley’s mission of preparing students for successful careers and lives that make a positive difference in the world is at the heart of why I became an educator. My father was a college professor and I grew up in the world of education. Over the course of my own academic career, I’ve seen that in helping students learn, grow and reach their full potential, we change the course of history for them, their family and their community. I believe strongly in the transformative power of higher education to improve people’s lives and change the world.  

I look forward to keeping in touch and sharing updates, including through messages on this website. The talented and dedicated people who make up our community, including students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni, are so important in helping Bentley continue to flourish and grow. 

It’s an honor to join you as together we lead Bentley into its second century of success.


Additional Media Coverage 

Waltham News Tribune
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Inside Higher Ed
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