Leadership

Leadership

JEPSON:  Leadership  for change. to inspire. for impact. with purpose. for life.

They came to the nation’s first undergraduate school of leadership studies — not just to learn about leadership, but to become leaders.

Whether guiding teams or starting businesses of their own, Jepson graduates have been leading the way for 30 years.

In short: Jepson leaders succeed.

Leadership starts here

Established in 1992, Jepson was the first leadership degree program in the U.S.
headshot of News Corp chief information security officer Billy O'Brien, '01

Protecting a media heavyweight from cybercrime

Billy O’Brien is chief information security officer at News Corp, a global media-and-information conglomerate whose brands include The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Dow Jones Newswires, and HarperCollins Publishers among others. Managing cybersecurity teams on four continents, he ensures News Corp can deliver timely, accurate news and information by protecting it from cyberattack, exploitation, and manipulation.

$9.88B

News Corp revenues for fiscal year ending June 30, 2023

25,500

employees in News Corp’s global workforce

Connecticut State Representative Christopher Poulos, '97, seated in the chamber of the Connecticut House of Representatives

Bridging the gap between teachers and policymakers

Christopher Poulos is an award-winning instructional leader for the humanities and a Spanish teacher at Joel Barlow High School in Redding, Connecticut, and a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, where he represents District 81. During his inaugural General Assembly session in 2023, he brought his knowledge of public education and his commitment to collaboration and civility to the House chamber.

$51B

two-year bipartisan state budget approved by Connecticut General Assembly

17,105

registered voters in Connecticut House of Representatives District 81

Ariel Clemmer headshot

Designing pro bono initiatives to access legal services

Ariel Clemmer is director of the Center for Social Justice at the Western New England University School of Law. She spearheads the center’s work to address the root causes of social injustice and develop innovative solutions for change. This includes designing and implementing pro bono initiatives to provide underserved communities access to legal services in Springfield, Massachusetts, and beyond.

$500,000+

in savings to borrowers in the last two years through the Center for Social Justice’s consumer debt initiative

70%

of Center for Social Justice clients are low-income women-identifying heads of household

Paul Jakubowski headshot

Overcoming the challenges of market uncertainty

Paul Jakubowski is a principal and head of Financial Planning and Analysis and Strategic Services at Vanguard, a registered investment advisor firm and the world’s largest provider of mutual funds. During 2022, a year of market volatility, his FP&A and Strategic Services department successfully led the effort to manage expenses across all Vanguard divisions.

$7.2T

Vanguard’s assets under management

30M+

Vanguard investors

Christie Getman headshot

Innovating to meet the needs of a developing nation

Christie Getman is the Nepal country director for the humanitarian nongovernmental organization Mercy Corps. She oversees all aspects of the NGO’s Nepal operation, including business development, fundraising, long-term development programming and emergency response. Last year, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) presented Mercy Corps Nepal with an award for digital innovation.

$25M

Mercy Corps Nepal portfolio in funding from multiple donors

156,276

Mercy Corps Nepal annual program participants

In addition to being outstanding teachers, our faculty members serve as resources for national and international media.