Dean's Update

October 2013

The semester is in full swing. We will soon admit our newest class, students are taking electives such as Leadership Breakthroughs, Leadership in a Diverse Society, and Social Movements, and our exciting new Jepson Leadership Forum, “Culture Shock: The Art of Leading Society,” began on a high note with music historian Peter Guralnick. Our John Marshall International Center for the Study of Statesmanship is getting ready to begin its sixth year of programming. And our newest faculty member, anthropologist Christopher von Rueden, is adding yet another perspective through which our students can study leadership.

Last year, we were able to celebrate 20 wonderful years. I’m grateful to you—our alumni, students, and friends—for celebrating with us and making it a historic year in terms of events, financial contributions, and student and alumni engagement. Several students will benefit this summer from the fundraising efforts of our alumni as they conduct summer research or land internships.

With your help, we plan to keep the momentum going and continue to make a difference in the lives of our students, our community, and beyond.

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