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Bentley University President E. LaBrent Chrite walks with students

News and Updates

From President E. LaBrent Chrite

Thank You for the Strategic Positioning Feedback

Nov. 19, 2021

President Chrite shares the data and feedback shared by students, faculty and staff in the first four engagement sessions hosted by the university to provide input for the strategic positioning process. 

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Donna Maria Blancero to Step Down as Provost

Nov. 16, 2021

President Chrite announces that Provost Donna Maria Blancero will step down in June 2022 and return to teaching at Bentley. 

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No Place for Sexual Harassment or Assault

Nov. 1, 2021

President Chrite recommits to being a community that rejects sexual harassment, discrimination, assault or misconduct of any kind. 

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Strategic Positioning Process Next Steps

Oct. 7, 2021

President Chrite shares next steps with faculty and staff on the strategic positioning process, as well as the new strategic positioning website. 

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A Plan for Bentley's Future

Sept. 28, 2021

President Chrite shares an update on the upcoming strategic positioning process and invites community members to join the planning process.

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Waltham News Tribune'A Year of Black History' series begins  

Sept. 21, 2021

President Chrite is part of the Waltham Public Library's upcoming series celebrating ''A Year of Black History.'' This story features a Q & A previewing his talk on ''The Important Role and History of HBCUs.'' 

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Announcing Bentley's New Chief Information Officer

Sept. 13, 2021

President Chrite shares an update on new leadership for Bentley's Division of Information Technology. 

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Strategic Planning Town Hall Invitation

Sept. 9, 2021

President Chrite shares an invitation for faculty and staff to join an upcoming "Town Hall" to discuss the upcoming strategic planning process. 

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Bentley is Back (video)

Sept. 8, 2021

From Move In Day and Convocation to the first football game of the season, this video captures the excitement of the new year with narration from President Chrite's first convocation speech as the university's new leader. 

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Back to Business

Sept. 7, 2021

President Chrite's message to students, faculty and staff to start the new academic year.

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'We Expect Great Things from You'

Sept. 2, 2021

President Chrite welcomes new students to Bentley at the convocation ceremony in the Bentley Arena.

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Vaccination Requirement for Faculty and Staff

July 27, 2021

President Chrite announces that faculty and staff will join students in being required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect the campus community.

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New York TimesHistorically Black Colleges Finally Get the Spotlight

July 18, 2021

President Chrite offers insight for this article which highlights that, despite the recent influx in donations, some HBCUs are still struggling to survive.

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A Busy First Week

June 3, 2021

Scenes from President Chrite's first few days on campus.  

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Q and A with President Brent Chrite

June 1, 2021

Best advice you've received? Most interesting place you've visited? Learn more about Bentley's ninth president in this question and answer story. 

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'Ready and Eager to Get to Work'

June 1, 2021

President Chrite's message to students, faculty and staff on his first day as Bentley's ninth president. 

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Video: 'I'm Excited about What We Can Build Together'

June 1, 2021

President Chrite walks out his front door and onto campus, meeting with students and touring the campus on his first morning as Bentley's president. 

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Boston Globe: Bentley Names First Black President

March 17, 2021

Bentley announces experienced higher education leader Brent Chrite will be the university's next president. 

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Boston Business Journal: Bentley University Names First Black President

March 17, 2021

President-elect Brent Chrite discusses his appointment as the ninth president in Bentley's 104-year history. 

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Waltham News Tribune: Waltham's Bentley University Names New President

March 17, 2021

Bentley's appointment of Brent Chrite as president-elect is featured. 

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The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: The First Black President of Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts

March 22, 2021

 The announcement of Brent Chrite as the next leader of Bentley University is highlighted.
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Bentley Names E. LaBrent Chrite its Ninth President

March 17, 2021

The university's board of trustees voted unanimously in favor of Dr. Chrite, the president at Bethune-Cookman University and former dean of the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, following a nationwide search and with input from Bentley students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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