Office of the President
An Opportunity to Lead - Update from President Spinelli, July 2021
Last July, as I reflected on my first year as president of Babson College, we were busy preparing for our return to campus and the start of a year unlike any other. It was a year that tested us and compelled us to reinvent the way we teach, learn, live, and connect.
As we navigated a pandemic, and focused on keeping ourselves and each other healthy and safe, we simultaneously grappled with seismic global and societal turmoil: social injustice, climate disruption, political turbulence, and economic uncertainty.
For Babson, I am proud to report that it was a year of growth, learning, and opportunity. Our community demonstrated entrepreneurial leadership in action. We worked collaboratively to solve problems, generate solutions, and lead change. Now, our collective yearlong focus on managing the COVID-19 crisis, promulgating our strategic plan, and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion has positioned us to thrive in the post-COVID world.