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25th Anniversary Celebration

Pathfinders: Dean's Report 2017-18

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Jepson Internship

Risk-Takers Who Choose the Path Less Traveled

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2017 Colloquy Ceremony

Knowledge-Seekers Who Challenge Old Ways of Thinking

Jepson Faculty in the News
An Evening with Leland Melvin

Influencers Who Bring Leadership to Life

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2018 Jepson EDGE Institute

Trailblazers Who Inspire Others

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To the Pathfinders,

The past year was a stark reminder of the deep political and social divisions within our world. We were confronted almost daily with ethical and leadership failures, and we witnessed the collapse of civil debate into violence, bigotry, and intolerance.

Yet I remain hopeful.

Inspiring leadership is more important now than ever. At the Jepson School, we are committed to educating tomorrow’s leaders, to exploring new areas of leadership scholarship, and to raising our visibility as the nation’s premier leadership program.

In 2017–18, the Jepson School celebrated 25 tremendous years. But we are not slowing down. As you read this report, you will see why I believe we still have much reason to hope.


Sandra J. Peart, Dean

The Jepson Profile-Raising Initiative

2018 Commencement

For the past 25 years, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies has been defined by risk-takers, knowledge-seekers, influencers, and trailblazers. Now, it is our turn to tell your story. 

The Jepson School Executive Board of Advisors launched an initiative to raise the School’s profile among industry leaders. The campaign will highlight alumni’s professional successes and faculty scholarship and expertise.
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Risk-Takers Who Choose the Path Less Traveled

Knowledge-Seekers Who Challenge Old Ways of Thinking

Influencers Who Bring Leadership to Life

2017-18 Leader-in-Residence

Vivian Pinn met with Science Leadership Scholars, visited Jepson classes, and hosted a public lecture on diversity in the sciences.

Trailblazers Who Inspire Others

2018 Jepson EDGE InstituteAlumni talked about how they apply their leadership studies education at work in a series of vignettes, visited with students at a basketball tailgate, and organized the annual EDGE Institute.
2018 Reunion Weekend Awards

Maurice Henderson, ’97, and Patrick Oliver, ’98, received the Jepson School Alumni Award, and Allison DuVal, ’08, received the Jepson School Tenth Year Reunion Recognition Award.

Returning to the classroom

Alumni returned to campus to speak with Jepson classes about their work and organizations.

Brittney Quinones, '13 - Regional Assistant Director of Admission, University of Richmond Watch Video
Michael Watrous, '03 - Vice President of Sales, Supreme Orthopedic Systems Watch Video
Juletta Tyson, '95 - Grants Administrator, Virginia Commonwealth University Watch Video
Hira Siddiqui, '16 - Account Executive, SimpsonScarborough Watch Video
Jessica Ruzic, '10 - Cybersecurity Policy Subject Matter Expert, CSBS Watch Video
Kate Materna Rezabek, '02 - Director of Group Fitness, American Family Fitness Watch Video
Matthew Reinaker, '02 - President, Asurest Watch Video
Joey Pahira, '07 - Manager, Public Health Services, PwC Watch Video
John Obeck, '16 - Student, University of Maryland School of Dentistry Watch Video
Jonathan Nichols, '03 - Director of Underwriting, Allianz Worldwide Partners Watch Video
Sara McGanity, '07 - Vice President, Marwood Group Watch Video
Alison (Smith) Mangiero, '05 - Senior Director, Adam Smith Society Watch Video
Renee Macbeth, '00 - Senior Academic Advisor, Virginia Commonwealth University Watch Video
Lacie Leming, '13 - Senior Associate, ICF Watch Video
Aaron Lee, '00 - Import Account Manager, Independent Container Line Watch Video

25 Years of Pathfinders