Washington College, formerly Hesser College, today held its 113th
commencement ceremony celebrating the academic achievements of more than
500 graduates. The graduation took place at the Verizon Wireless Arena
As the keynote speaker, Lance J. Richards, Vice President, Innovation
for global workforce solutions provider Kelly Services, addressed the
students and described the shift from a knowledge economy to a
collaboration economy, requiring new skills and behaviors.
"In a knowledge economy, the only differentiator you have is, in fact,
knowledge," Mr. Richards told the graduates. "As a result, education has
become the critical, defining component to any economic infrastructure."
Richards has over 30 years of HR experience, with the last 20 years
focused on Global Human Resources. As a visiting professor at Sasi
Graduate School in Bangkok, he developed and teaches their MBA
coursework in Global Human Capital. He is co-author of The Leadership
Deficit and Don't Manage Me, #understandme. Richards' most
recent book Talentomics received acclaim for its review of the
economics of talent, and the metatrends shaping the world of work.
About Mount Washington College
Re-imagining online higher education for career-focused, self-motivated
students of all ages, Mount Washington College offers a
performance-driven online learning platform that is more affordable,
flexible and measurable and in sync with today's workforce demands.
Formerly Hesser College (founded in 1900), Mount Washington College also
serves students through its main ground campus in Manchester, NH and at
two instructional locations across southern New Hampshire. For more
information, visit www.MountWashington.edu.
Mount Washington College is accredited by the New England Association of
Colleges and Schools, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of
Higher Education. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status of Mount
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Washington College is part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC, which is
owned by Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational
and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan
Higher Education LLC serves approximately 60,000 students online and
through approximately 56 campus-based schools across the United States.
Kaplan's higher education institutions offer a broad spectrum of
academic programs and award associate, bachelor and master degrees in
addition to professional certificates and diplomas. Kaplan University
offers doctoral-level programs in law and nursing.
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