Sept. 9, 2016 – Newbury College began the 2016-2017 academic year with its All College Meeting. The faculty and staff gathered to mark the opening of the new academic year. Newbury was pleased to announce the hiring of fifteen new employees across the campus, including four Visiting Assistant Professors and two Assistant Professors, bringing new energy and talent to the Newbury Community.
Traditionally, this first All College Meeting of a new academic year is a time for Newbury to reflect on the summer work that has been accomplished, while looking forward to the semester ahead. Both Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Frank Sargent, and Newbury College President, Dr. Joseph L. Chillo, took the lead as featured speakers for this All College Meeting.
Since being appointed in May, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Sargent spent the summer working on the addition of two new majors to be offered this fall at Newbury – Cybersecurity and Multimedia Communication Design. Selected existing programs will go under review, as well as enhancing the liberal arts core curriculum. Newbury will also be looking for further opportunities to expand majors and minors at the College. In addition, Dr. Sargent was pleased to report that the development of a core humanities course for all first year students, Humanities 100, which will be taught this upcoming semester. New course development will be a priority this academic year and beyond.
"It is an exciting time to be at Newbury College. The future is bright and the possibilities are unlimited. As we move forward in reshaping our educational model we will be strategic, methodical, deliberate and decisive. We will create a learning environment that engages our students, embraces our community and supports Newbury’s long-term growth," said Sargent.
ewbury College President, Dr. Joseph L. Chillo reflected on the accomplishments during the first two years of his tenure, while looking forward to the work of the upcoming academic year.
He noted that while the external environment around Newbury is challenging, the College Community has met this challenge and have done an extraordinary job in leading and managing Newbury over the last two years. Campus improvements have included the new Student Success Center, the Chawla Fitness Center, new academic programs and majors, as well as upgrading classroom and communal spaces. Newbury has expanded its athletic programs by adding Women’s Lacrosse and Men’s and Women’s Track and Field. Our students are taking advantage of international educational opportunities in Japan and Italy, as well as getting involved in the political process by attending both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Most importantly, Newbury College was recognized for the Student Success Center and the academic programs “English Mastery” and “Math Mastery” with an award from the American Council on Education and Fidelity Investments.
"We have all done a remarkable job in transforming Newbury and I want to thank you personally for all you have done and continue to do to make Newbury a thriving and engaging learning community. We are facing challenges, but we have also demonstrated a willingness and eagerness as a Community for Newbury to shine in the mists of adversity and the optimism that tomorrow brings," said Dr. Chillo.
About Newbury: Newbury College is a private, independent college located just minutes from Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded in 1962, Newbury College offers bachelor and associate degree programs in over 20 career-focused majors. Committed to personalized and experience-based teaching, Newbury inspires students to become independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded citizens.
Contact: Clare McCully, Vice President for Advancement
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