Stanton E.F. Wortham, Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean

Dear friend,

In his inaugural address, President Biden emphasized several themes that are integral to our mission here at the Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development. He emphasized the dignity of every individual, regardless of their background or circumstance, and our obligation to join their struggle for justice. He encouraged commitment to what we are called to do, urging us to discern an ethical and spiritual vision of our potential. He also emphasized hope, exhorting us to work together toward our ultimate purpose. 

On Inauguration Day, the young poet Amanda Gorman also invoked the larger purpose to which the Lynch School is called as a community. She sketched—with spare but evocative phrases—a path from division to shared justice. 

At a time when too many have succumbed to anger and demonization, faculty, staff, and students at the Lynch School continue to work for justice with purpose and hope. Let us continue this work, keeping in mind the unity that Biden referenced. It is reflected in our mission: to enhance the human condition, expand the human imagination, and make the world more just.


Stanton E.F. Wortham
Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean