George J. Hagerty was installed as the third President of Beacon College on February 21, 2014, coinciding roughly with the College’s 25th anniversary. In his inaugural address, Dr. Hagerty
- Reflected on Beacon College’s extraordinary history and track record
- Talked about the specific challenges faced in providing a rich undergraduate experience for students who learn differently (those with diagnosed learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD, etc.)
- Set forth Beacon’s promise to help students create a life abundant.
He concluded with a quote from a talk Eudora Welty gave at Harvard University while he was a student there: “You see, I have lived a sheltered life, but a sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring comes from within.”