Business View Magazine | February 2021

229 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2021 BENEDI CT COLLEGE I lost another student to gun violence in Washington, DC. It was random. He was walking down the street on Sunday morning at 11am. He was a senior Computer Science major who would have graduated in May. Just a decent kid who was minding his own business. That gives you an indication of how critically important it is to have an institution like Benedict College – that educates a particularly vulnerable population – open for business. They are safer here. Therefore, we are committed. “We took advantage of COVID-19, we didn’t just react to the negative. We have taken advantage of every opportunity to innovate. We opted to go to a textbook-less environment. Our faculty really did a tremendous amount of work embedding open-source materials into all their courses. That’s one innovation that we will likely retain.” BVM: What are your main goals for Benedict