Making a Difference

QOTD: TCS Education System, Visioning w/ ZingTrain, & Rollo May

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Led by ZingTrain’s (part of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses) Ari Weinzweig, TCS Education System conducted its visioning session for our Horizon 2025 strategic plan, slated to be approved this coming spring. The goal today was to identify the key themes for our System’s vision, which will then help shape the strategic goals guiding our work these next five years. During this inspiring morning, I was thrilled to hear Mr. Weinzweig quote Saybrook’s very own Rollo May. He sent us off into session with this quote from Dr. May:

The opposite of courage is not cowardice, it’s conformity.

Indeed, the work we’re doing at Saybrook University and at TCS Education System is not only vitally important to the field of higher education, we’re striving to grow a non-profit system of colleges and universities such that we create even more positive impact within the communities we serve. Doing so requires out-of-the-box thinking, creativity, and courage to go beyond the norms, placing students and quality at the center; challenging convention, and radically cooperating.

I am proud of the work we’ve done and will continue to do well into the future.