Q. What do you see as your first big challenge?
At BC, we’re trying to create something unusual for an elite research university. We want to retain our strong sense of community and shared mission while becoming even more innovative, entrepreneurial, and competitive with our peers.
Q.What is the educational philosophy of the school?
We are leaders in both the theory and practice of how humans flourish when we educate holistically. Our approach demonstrates how the education of whole human beings can lead individuals to purposeful lives and help disrupt systemic in- equalities. Initiatives such as City Connects and programs at the Roche Center for Catholic Edu- cation are great examples of how that can be done.
Q.What can you do at the Lynch School that you couldn’t do anywhere else?
In the U.S. and beyond, we’ve become narrowly focused on content standards. At BC, we also explore other dimensions of what makes a person human—social, intellectual, spiritual—and embrace the challenge of educating the whole person.