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Student Experience

Strategic Priority 1

Bentley University will thrive by defining and offering a holistic, rigorous student experience that is distinct and distinguished. Operating at the intersection of business and the arts and sciences has separated Bentley from our competitors, but our long-term relevancy and sustainability is dependent on our ability to strengthen that commitment, bring it to life, and offer a truly transformative experience for every student before they graduate.

Students must be immersed in an experience that provides meaningful opportunities to prove they are the capable business leaders of tomorrow by learning how to be a force for good in the world through experiential education. Students will be expected to approach business problems with creativity, preparing for a diverse global marketplace defined by innovation. And they will understand, appreciate and champion diversity, equity and inclusion as core principles that make business, their communities and the world stronger. Bentley will empower students to develop the requisite knowledge and skills to achieve these goals by providing supportive and affirming learning environments inside and outside the classroom.

Committee Members

J. Andrew Shepardson (co-chair) — Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Donna Maria Blancero (co-chair) — Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (former)
Liz Brown — Professor, Law and Taxation
Michelle Dabenigno  Associate Director, Student Programs and Engagement
A.J. Darcey — Assistant Director, Graduate Projects and Engagement
Rob DeLeo — Associate Professor, Global Studies
Leslie Doolittle — Executive Director, Academic Support Services
Alyssa Hammond — Director, Undergraduate Career Development
Linda Edelman Professor, Management
Joyce J. Elam — Trustee
Liz Hess — Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Erin Kelley  Associate Dean, Assurance of Learning and Accreditation
Anthony Majer  Assistant Director, Student Conduct and Development

Susan G. O’Connell ’90 — Trustee
Tzarina Prater — Associate Professor, English and Media Studies
Tiana Rossi ’22 — Student Government President (former)
Brian Shea ’14 — Senior Associate Director, Programs and Center Operations, Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center
Zoë Wagner  Assistant Dean, First-Year Academic Discovery and Lecturer, Natural and Applied Sciences

Vaughn Williams Director, Athletics
Lan Xia Professor, Marketing
Laura J. Young ’10 — Associate Professor, Economics