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Culture and Values

Strategic Priority 2

The core values and positive organizational principles that have been articulated and espoused as central to who we are as a university must transition from words on a page to lived, institutional norms that are aligned with our culture, demonstrated in our behaviors, and enacted in consistent ways. To be the institution of choice for the talented, driven and creative students, teachers and scholars, and staff members we aspire to attract, we must unite our community around a common vision of Bentley as its best self, creating a culture and a climate that works not just for some, but for all.

To enable this evolution will require the continued democratization of information, the creation of more interconnected areas of excellence, and the empowerment of individuals within the organization to make impactful contributions, no matter their role or position. We must ensure that every member of the community feels a sense of belonging without sacrificing their identity by affirming, elevating and celebrating our commitment to become an increasingly just and equitable campus. We will be an institution that holds one another accountable for our behaviors defined by our values, while recognizing the potential and valuing the contributions of every member of the community.​

Committee Members

George Cangiano (co-chair) — Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Katie Penn '96 (co-chair) — Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Laura Aiken’05, MBA ’06 — Director, Graduate and Alumni Career Development
Taryn Bennett ’23
Ryan Bouldin — Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
Ty Chan — McCallum Graduate School of Business, Class of 2022
Clifton Chow — Senior Research Technology Consultant, Academic Technology Center
Sareen Dilsizian — Human Resources Coordinator
Melanie Foley, MBA ’02 — Trustee
Justin Grant — Senior Web Developer
Judy Malone — Vice President and General Counsel
Michael McCorvey — Director, Multicultural Center
Paul Stanish ’96 — Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development
Nick Stavropoulos ’79 — Trustee
Laurel Steinfeld — Associate Professor, Marketing
Shankar Venkataraman — Associate Professor, Accounting
Jonathan White — Director of the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center; Associate Professor of Sociology