This week, U.S. News and World Report released the 2024 Best Colleges rankings, and I'm so proud Regis ranked one of the top 50 Best Regional Universities in the North Region, top 40 Performers for Social Mobility, and top 50 Best Colleges for Veterans!

The social mobility ranking measures the extent colleges enrolled and graduated students who received federal Pell grants. Fifty-five percent of our new undergraduate class consists of first-generation students. Read the announcement here.

Regis has also been recognized by Niche for being among the safest college campuses in the U.S. for 2024, proof that not only do we strive to create an environment that promotes academic excellence, but also a secure and nurturing college experience.

Thanks to our wonderful faculty and staff who work hard every day to make this possible!

Faculty and Staff Achievements

The 2023 Fall Faculty Workshop was held on September 8, and the Faculty Development and Research Committee would like to thank all presenters.

We also had a lovely Convocation last week, thanks to the Center for Ministry and Service. In case you missed it, please click here to watch the recording.

Nick Lanier, director of the Center for Veteran and Military Family Services, was featured in this article highlighting Veterans who work in higher education and how they feel about their civilian roles. The article says, "one of the most valuable aspects of higher education is the campus' ability to be a place where people come together to understand and discuss experiences, and being a part of that dynamic keeps him [Nick] excited and engaged in his craft."

Assistant Professor of Nursing Victoria Vatcher and Associate Professor of Nursing Travers Edmund presented at the third annual Texas DNP conference in August. Victoria presented on the DNP impact in education across the U.S. and Ed presented on the DNP impact on leadership across the U.S. What a team!

Congratulations to Daniel Lyons, web and mobile services administrator, whose latest book was honored by indieBRAG with their B.R.A.G. Medallion, a recognition of excellence in independent books.

Bill Koehler, dean of the Sloane School of Business and Communication, along with the communication faculty—Colleen Malachowski, Courtney Cole, and Naomi Kooker presented their individual research last week at the virtual International Conference on Environment, Business and Sustainability: The Emerging Paradigm, organized by the School of Management at Bennett University in India.

Associate Professor Courtney Cole, PhD presented: Beyond Wages: Pay Precarity amongst Seasonal Workers in Recreational Tourism
Based on more than 300 hours of observation and interaction with seasonal workers, this research deepens our understanding of the precise attributes of precarity that workers encounter in seasonal work in recreational tourism. The author found the insights portable across locations, with implications for many types of recreational tourism. This research illuminates areas, in addition to increasing wages, where companies can better invest and support the human capital that powers their businesses by offsetting the precarity of worker pay and thus building morale and loyalty amongst their seasonal workers.

Associate Professor Colleen Malachowski, PhD presented: An Examination of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) in Preparing Students to Conduct Research in Healthcare Industries
The purpose of this paper is to examine the importance of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) requiring the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) for all research protocol submissions, especially for the those in healthcare industries. This paper will explain how CITI training can make research more sustainable in terms of human capital – for both researchers and participants

Assistant Professor Naomi Kooker, MFA presented: A New Business Model? Grassroots news outlets emerge in the wake of media conglomerates cutting local coverage
This research looks at community efforts to (re)build sustainable local news outlets that also foster a sense of community in the wake of news conglomerates abandoning their local news coverage, putting democracy in peril.

Dean William Koehler, PhD presented: Non-Materialistic Materialism? The philosophical foundations and impacts of the “sharing economy”
This work explores the burgeoning trend, most noticeable in the West among urban members of Generations Y and Z, to reduce resource consumption, cut transaction costs and friction, and lower the final price of goods and services through the “sharing economy”. This work will also identify avenues for additional research into the varied impacts of sharing economy models and individuals’ decision-making concerning their participation.


President's Office

President Hays, Congresswoman Clark and Rep. PeischI was grateful to have a campus visit from House Democratic Whip Congresswoman Katherine Clark and State Representative Alice Peisch recently to discuss pressing issues facing higher education, including Regis’ efforts to address the nurse and teacher shortages, and workforce development efforts through the new Division of Professional Studies. While here, Congresswoman Clark read to pre-kindergarten Regis Children's Center students in recognition of International Literacy Day and met two Regis students benefiting from the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program that provides assistance to student-parents pursuing a degree.

Let It Shine Gala October 12, 2023

I hope you can join me at the Let It Shine Gala on October 12 to support student scholars and honor former Regis Board Chair John J. Tegan, Jr., MEd, HON, LLD.

I am excited to share that this year’s emcee is NBC10 Boston Anchor Jericho Tran and our student speaker is biomedical engineer student Bridgette Bowyer ’24. With 100% of the funds raised going to student scholarships, your support at any level truly does make an impact for our students!

We are so close to reaching the Faculty and Staff Dear Neighbor Sponsorship of $5,000, so please help push us over the top and thank you to everyone who has already made a gift.

Support the Gala here!