For the past several years, Unity College has been building out its Enterprise Education model, in which three key arms of the College — Distance Education, Hybrid Learning, and Sustainable Ventures — known as Sustainable Education Business Units (SEBUs), seek to discover new audiences and tailor the curriculum or services offered to best meet the needs of those audiences. Each SEBU is led by a vice president, an extension of Unity College’s leadership in abundance, an organizational structure based on functionality and driven by data.
Introduced in 2015, leadership in abundance gives the senior-level team first-among-equals responsibility in their area of focus. Everyone on campus reports to one of several chief officers from within their respective unit, and in turn, the chief officers report to the vice president, all of whom ultimately report to the Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury.
Message from the President
August 25, 2020
Dear Unity College,
To say this is a year like no other would be an understatement, but I want to thank Unity College employees for their hard work and continued dedication to our students. I also want to thank our students, your continued desire to learn from and seek degrees from America’s Environmental College is what drives Unity College to innovate and evolve.
I was raised to believe that education is the great equalizer in society, and I believe that education is the antidote to ignorance, but in order for education to serve these roles it has to be available to all. It must be affordable, flexible, and valuable, otherwise it does nothing more than continue to divide society into the haves and have-nots. Attending college is something parents around the world dream of for their children, and it is important that as America’s Environmental College, we do our part to make sure that happens.
To some, the idea of five-week terms for Hybrid Learning (classes online or in residential settings) seem peculiar, but I can assure you, it will allow for greater class choice, faster degree completion, lower costs, flexibility in class schedules and better accommodation for life events, because we all know – life happens. Five-week terms provide both students and institutions flexibility to create the best learning experience possible.
By offering Hybrid Learning and Distance Education we are making education more affordable, accessible and flexible which means we can meet students where they are. Unity College’s environmental education is second to none and as people around the world become more aware of their environmental impact, we are going to need more Unity College graduates using their education to create long-term sustainability. Unity College welcomes everyone to America’s Environmental College because we know that no matter where students start, they can finish with us and that will make a lasting impact on our world.
Dr. Melik Peter Khoury