Feature Stories

November 18, 2014
Julian HayterJepson professor delivers 2014 Last Lecture

Only in his third year, Jepson professor Julian Hayter has already earned a strong reputation as a sought-after, high-energy educator with an open-door policy who challenges students to use their skills to serve the community. He was selected to give this year's Last Lecture.

November 14, 2014
Prelude 2014The Jepson School welcomes the largest class in its 22-year history

The Jepson School of Leadership Studies recently inducted the largest class in its 22-year history.

November 12, 2014
Debating EthicsJepson School's Ethics Bowl team advances to national competition

On the menu during a recent dinner at one professor’s house: a course in the art of debate to help students on the Jepson School’s Ethics Bowl team prepare for competition. 

November 6, 2014
RVAGOVStudents launch RVAGOV, a hub for engagement in Richmond city government

Students launch RVAGOV, a new website to provide a platform to educate and empower full participants in Richmond city government.

October 29, 2014
Conflict and CommandFormer commanding general of the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay discusses leadership, ethics and why be believes the prison should be closed

Former Guantánamo Bay commander Maj. Gen. Michael Lehnert, the second speaker in the Jepson Leadership Forum series on conflict, discussed why he thinks the prison should be closed.

September 23, 2014
Louise Andersson, '15Senior launches career in leadership and management
Taking a leap of faith on an internship abroad can be both nerve-wracking and rewarding.
Diane Gremillion, '16Voice of America internship helps shape junior's future in human rights law

An internship at Voice of America helped Diane Gremillion, ’16, refine her ultimate goal of working in human rights law.

September 15, 2014
Austin Gund, '15 Leadership studies major sees leadership in action during an internship with the Richmond Police Department

As an intern for the Richmond chief of police, Austin Gund, ’15, sees the role of leadership in organizational operations, city management, and community relationship building.

July 24, 2014
Will Moss, '15Internship gives leadership studies major an opportunity to learn more about the practical application of conflict resolution on a global scale
Leadership studies major is working with an organization that assists global leaders in societies struggling with conflict, reconciliation, and change.
June 24, 2014
Research in the AmazonA Jepson professor is spending the summer in the Bolivian Amazon to study leadership and assist with flood relief efforts. His trip includes a short stop in the Peruvian Amazon to meet with Richmond students.

Leadership studies professor Christopher von Rueden is spending two months in the Bolivian Amazon to study status hierarchy and leadership in a small-scale society.