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Meet President Stephen Spinelli Jr., PhD


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I am so excited to be back at Babson. Over the past three decades I have held many Babson titles: student, alum, faculty member, and leader. I am honored and energized to add president to that list.

My goal is to engage with all of you in ways that are meaningful to you, valuable to the College, and impactful for our students. Today, and every day, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Over the past 175 days, I have met thousands of members of the Babson community at hundreds of events and meetings on campus and around the world. Hearing from this smart and passionate community has been an inspiring and valuable learning experience leading into my presidency.

These interactions have laid the groundwork for our strategic planning effort. Higher education is experiencing profound disruption as colleges and universities contend with demographic and market headwinds. Disruption and change create new opportunities to advance our differentiator — Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® — and by engaging the entire Babson community in a collaborative planning process, we will prepare the College to thrive in today’s evolving environment. I encourage you to share your input and ideas.

As we celebrate our Centennial and envision our future, I look forward to connecting with each of you. The collaboration and passion of the global Babson community will empower our continued innovation and success, and enhance our legacy and leadership in entrepreneurship education. It is great to be back at Babson.

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Meet Stephen Spinelli Jr., PhD, President of Babson College

On July 1, 2019, Stephen Spinelli Jr., PhD became the 14th president of Babson College.

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Boston Globe: Collaboration is the key for higher ed’s survival

The tumultuous state of higher education has become standard front-page news as colleges and universities close, consolidate, and grapple with foreboding market dynamics. How do we reshape higher education so that we can succeed in this new era? We collaborate.

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Stephen Spinelli Jr., PhD Named Babson’s 14th President

Babson College’s Board of Trustees has named Stephen Spinelli Jr. MBA’92, PhD as the College’s 14th president, effective July 1, 2019. He will succeed Dr. Kerry Healey, who announced that she would be stepping down at the end of this academic year.