Jepson School of Leadership Studies Feature Stories

Alyson Fraser Diaz facilitates a brainstorming session.
Social change by design

Alumna Alyson Fraser Diaz leads from behind-the-scenes, redesigning websites for increased social impact.

Students at the Commencement ceremony
May 14, 2024
University News
Their time to shine
More than 1,000 Spiders representing 36 countries were awarded degrees over the weekend. Richmond alum and Sherwin-Williams CEO Heidi Petz addressed Spider grads in the main ceremony.
Kaitlyn Garrett gives a poster presentation on her senior thesis during the Jepson Research Symposium on April 19.
April 30, 2024
A deep dive into leadership

Jepson Hall was abuzz with conversation as students presented their research on April 19 at the annual Jepson Research Symposium.

Kiran Saini in Stern Plaza with Jepson Hall in the background
April 25, 2024
Putting smiles on faces

Senior Kiran Saini combines her interests in oral health and public policy to help underserved populations access dental care.

Abby Ioannou cheering at a game
April 23, 2024
First-year top spots on campus
As their inaugural year draws to a close, four first-year students share their thoughts on the places they've grown to love at the University.
Chris Mitchell by a flowering tree in front of the Humanities Building
April 16, 2024
Paying it forward
First-generation college student shares his knowledge of college with his Latinx high school mentees.
Heidi Petz headshot
April 8, 2024
A colorful return
The University of Richmond 2024 Commencement speaker is global business leader and UR alum Heidi Petz, CEO of Sherwin-Williams.
Taylor Swift academic research
March 29, 2024
Swift rise

Faculty debate Taylor Swift’s impact on society, including her recent addition to the 2024 Forbes World's Billionaires List.

Senior Ella Hayes stands by the large window in the Jepson Faculty Lounge.
March 21, 2024
The power of speech

Through her honors research, senior Ella Hayes unpacks how rhetoric drives political campaigns and public policy.