Individuals need to do it, and so do institutions. It is critically important, every once in a while, to pause and take stock. What are we doing? Is it the right thing? Does it still make sense, or has something fundamental changed? What are others doing? Is there a better way?

As Colby approached the 21st century, other transitions loomed for the institution as well, not least among them the first new president in more than 20 years. It was a perfect opportunity, trustees recognized, to assess what the College is all about and to think about its future.


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