FISHER COLLEGE

Ubique Fidelis

Boston, MA   |  www.fisher.edu

Mission

Fisher College improves lives by providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a lifetime of intellectual and professional pursuits.

Ruling year info

1948

President

Steven Rich

Main address

118 Beacon Street

Boston, MA 02116 USA

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EIN

04-2005934

NTEE code info

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1. Increase the enrollment of students who demonstrate the preparation and commitment needed to persist in and complete a Fisher College academic program, and increase their rate of retention to graduation. 2. Revise the College’s curriculum to better utilize the businesses and industries of greater Boston to prepare students for careers anywhere in the world. 3.Align full-time and adjunct faculty to support the College’s new and revised academic programs; ensure all full-time faculty are devoting maximum time to classroom instruction; and determine new forms of support and recognition for faculty service. 4. Celebrate Fisher’s diverse student body and increase the number of well-qualified faculty and staff from under-represented groups 5.Significantly improve academic and co-curricular facilities and infrastructure, especially facilities for Fisher’s scholar-athletes. 6. Increase philanthropic giving to Fisher College and build a lively and productive network among its Alumni.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Master's, Bachelor's, Associate's Degrees, and Certificates

At Fisher College, a private not-for-profit institution in Boston, we believe that college should be more than just higher education—it should be a life-changing experience, an introduction to a much larger world of possibilities, knowledge, and expectations. For more than a century, Fisher has been changing lives by providing students with the tools they need to compete successfully in today's challenging economy. Though built around the liberal arts, our majors and graduate programs reflect our expertise in practical fields like management, accounting, fashion merchandising, criminal justice, biology, information technology, and cybersecurity, to name a few. We believe in educating students through close intellectual engagement with our faculty, meeting together in small-group classroom settings, or with industry and business leaders through internships, guest lectures, and site visits. We take full advantage of the educational resources of the city of Boston.

Population(s) Served
Students

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our Mission
Fisher College improves lives by providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a lifetime of intellectual and professional pursuits.

Our Vision
Fisher Knows Boston's Business. Fisher will become the college of choice for young people and adults eager to utilize the vibrant commercial and professional resources of Boston to pursue higher education. Fisher will draw on the rich resources of this thriving historic city to prepare its students to enter the most in-demand professions, anywhere in the world, and succeed.

An Outstanding Pre-professional Education. Fisher will position itself to become one of Boston’s leading bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institutions, by offering strong academic programs and internships that are highly valued by potential employers. The increasingly close connection between student learning and professional employability will come to characterize a Fisher education.

Highly Dedicated Faculty. Fisher will become known for its faculty’s dedication to providing every student a unique education. Faculty will work closely with their students to understand and guide their aspirations, help them master academic content, acquire professional skills, pursue internships, meet potential employers, and assist them in applying to graduate school.

Innovative Teaching Methods. Fisher will embrace academic innovation for its students at every point in their professional development. Fisher will grow its online and hybrid learning capacities, increase the number and career-relevance of its internships, and provide employer-relevant programs to both degree-seeking students and cohorts of employees, working by itself or in partnership with other organizations.

Civically Engaged. Fisher will become known for its commitment to civic engagement and establish itself in the media and the public eye as an important intellectual resource. Fisher will become a site where civic, business, government, and academic leaders come together to address economic and social problems and explore issues and opportunities that impact Boston, the region, and the world.

Fisher College continues to evolve. As set forth in the Strategic Plan, by spring 2023, the College
will increase its enrollment of well-qualified traditional-age undergraduates, while preserving
its close student-faculty interactions and small class sizes. Rates of enrollment, retention, and
graduation will rise. Fisher will expand its online presence and better integrate its traditional age and adult-serving degree programs.
The College will offer academic programs in cutting-edge fields, such as information
technology, while building on Fisher’s pre-professional strengths and liberal arts core. Weakly
enrolled programs will be modified or eliminated. The Graduate program will introduce
additional career-relevant master’s degrees, and the College will hire sufficient faculty to
support its programs and keep student-faculty ratios low.
Fisher will celebrate its student diversity and hire additional faculty and staff to create a more
inclusive community; build out a new office of advancement and alumni engagement; improve
its facilities; research options for campus growth; utilize professional branding and marketing
to raise its institutional profile and reputation; and become known as a site of civic engagement,
and, locally, as a good neighbor in the Back Bay.
Fisher College is dedicated to maintaining financial stability. It will steward its resources and
grow them through careful planning. Because of this commitment, the strategic goals described
in the Plan are more than aspirations—they represent an attainable if ambitious future for the
College and a benefit to Boston, and, in time, to the world.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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FISHER COLLEGE

Board of directors
as of 12/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Alexandra Bartsch

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Dr. Alexandra L. Bartsch

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Paul M. Rowe

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Dr. Scott A. Fisher

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Christian C. Fisher

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Elizabeth Gavett

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Walter J. Dillingham, Jr., CFA

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Dr. Peter C. Everett

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James Bayles

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Rebecca B. Costello

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Dr, Stephanie Davidson

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John McDonnell

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Ashok Patel

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Vikas Patel

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Colleen Burns

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/02/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

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