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Len Through the Years

This June our 12th president is departing after five years of service. Here’s a glimpse of his accomplishments, on and off campus.

 

Signed American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Introduced new strategic direction combining Entrepreneurial Thought and Action, social responsibility, and the creation of a global entrepreneurial education network. Established the Babson-Olin-Wellesley Three-College Collaboration. Launched San Francisco Fast Track. Joined 10,000 Women and 10,000 Small Businesses. Founded Babson Global and the Global Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education. Closed Babson Rising campaign $16+ million over goal three months early. Opened the Babson-Rwanda Entrepreneurship Center. Created sustainable financial model. Introduced curriculum reform. Joined Lemonade Day, helping 4,000+ Boston-area children learn about entrepreneurship. Met with hundreds of faculty and staff to hear concerns and answer questions. Extended venture accelerators and business competitions to accommodate more entrepreneurs. Brought Babson to Boston’s Innovation District. Committed to the Principles for Responsible Management Education. Announced record high 6,000+ undergraduate applications for class of 2017. Became charter participant in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System. Celebrated Babson MBA program’s No. 1 ranking in entrepreneurship for 20th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. Led the passage of the Centennial Commitments to ensure Babson’s continued excellence in the years to come.