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There are 5 comments on Opening Doors: Ben Hires, Chief Executive Officer, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

  1. I’m thrilled BU is featuring this wonderful alum. As the article makes clear, Ben Hires is smart, compassionate and committed. He graciously spoke to a class I taught (MET IS 422), and students were so inspired to hear of his work at BCNC. Thanks, Ben, for all you are and all you do.

  2. Ditto Megan’s comment.

    I worked with Ben at the Boston Children’s Chorus; he is a force and yet, as the article beautifully shows, he is genuinely compassionate.

    SO glad Ben is receiving this well-deserved tribute.
    We need more Bens in the world!

    Thank you for this article and thank you Ben – for being you!

  3. I have worked with Ben in two of his jobs and he is definitely a thoughtful leader who is committed to collaboration with others. I have always noted his grace, which may come from his theological background. Great article. Thank you.

  4. An inspiring story. Wonderful to see Ben mention the great Alan Olson as one of his mentors at BU. Alan was my mentor in the seventies, for which I am forever grateful.

  5. What a wonderful article. Ben, you are just as I remember from our days at Warren Towers and on Park Drive.

    An inspiring and beautiful story. I echo all the lovely comments above – Ben is an amazing human. Cheers to you.

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