When students and visitors come to the College’s main campus, they are greeted by beautifully manicured grounds, sculptures, and a stunning view of the Connecticut River. As inviting as the campus is today, that wasn’t always the case. What a journey it has been! Beginning with the purchase of the Data Institute Business School in 1981, President Mark Scheinberg has been dedicated to improving the lives of Connecticut working women and men by offering certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and now master’s degrees at what is now Goodwin College. What started as an unassuming business school that was once on top of a pizza place has grown into a gleaming and productive nonprofit institution of higher education on the banks of the Connecticut River, formally becoming Goodwin College on June 16, 1999.
Countless lives have been changed by Goodwin College, whether those who have graduated or those who teach at this educational institution. In this series, we celebrate those who give back through education.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.