Two significant announcements came our way in the last few weeks. You may have heard one or both, but they’re important enough that I’ll share.
The first is that, following five years at Fletcher, Dean Stavridis will be stepping down in August. You can read about it here. The school will be led for a year by an interim dean, Ian Johnstone, a highly respected member of the faculty (and a nice guy!). The wheels have already started turning on the search for a new dean, who will presumably be in place on or about July 1, 2019. As the article mentions, Dean Stavridis will remain involved in several projects that will draw him back to campus with some frequency.
The second announcement is that, starting in May 2019, Fletcher will offer a new digitally mediated business program for working professionals. The new Master of Global Business Administration will draw from existing expertise at Fletcher, both in offering a business curriculum and with programs that blend online and in-person learning, as is the case for our ten-plus-year-old Global Master of Arts Program. Planning for the program has been underway for about a year, so now that all the approvals are in place, the groundwork has been laid for a smooth start in only 11 months.
We don’t always expect big announcements in the summer, but these are two of them! Of course, the blog will keep you informed about developments in both throughout the year.