Dean's Update

October 2012

The Jepson School opened its doors in 1992. This year, we are celebrating the accomplishments of the past two decades and looking ahead to the future.

We were fortunate to have Bob and Alice Jepson, whose vision and generous gift enabled the creation of the School, come to campus in September. Their visit took place the same week the School opened 20 years ago and was the first of several events we have planned in honor of the 20th anniversary.

The Jepson Leadership Forum, which we are calling “Groundbreakers,” is off to a good start, and the Jepson Alumni Corps, chaired by Greg Efthimiou, ’99, and Allison Marsh Bogdanovic, ’01, is hard at work on several initiatives. The School will admit its 21st class during Prelude, our formal induction ceremony.

I’m proud to say that we have done much during the past two decades to enhance the understanding of leadership and to create citizens who know how to take an active role in society. Even as we celebrate 20 years, though, we know one thing for sure.

We’re just getting started.


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