TCS Education System

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


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.

Virtual MOU Signing with Milpark University in South Africa


Today, Saybrook University and Pacific Oaks College solidified their partnership with Milpark University (South Africa) by signing a mutually beneficial MOU. A meeting that was the result of a recent study abroad to South Africa, Saybrook and Pacific Oaks have found a common ground with Milpark in their shared mission to perpetuate a global perspective in curricula, faculty research and student exposure. The partners will move forward together with a series of working groups to bring this MOU to life and create many opportunities for international education at each of the three institutions.