Dean's Update

February 2012

This year marks a special occasion for us at the Jepson School – our 20th anniversary.

The Jepson School of Leadership Studies opened its doors 20 years ago to the first class of leadership studies students. That educational experiment has since borne much fruit. Our alumni are now scattered across the country and around the world. They work in medicine, politics, education, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and other spheres. They lead by example in their communities and in their careers. They take on positions of leadership in their companies and say they regularly apply lessons from classes such as Theories and Models, Group Dynamics and Leadership Ethics.

More than this, the Jepson “model” has spread by example. Colleges and universities across the country now offer leadership programs. We’re proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to building the next generation of leadership studies at Jepson.

We will celebrate this important milestone, the School’s 20th anniversary, next academic year. Stay tuned for information about events and opportunities to get involved!

Sandra J. Peart
Dean, Jepson School of Leadership Studies
University of Richmond