A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of the Jepson School
FROM THE DEAN
We have had an extraordinary start to our academic year—earthquakes, a hurricane and a presidential visit all within the first three weeks. We also celebrated the career of Sue Murphy—to the tunes of the band Harper & Co., of which Dr. Terry Price is a member! Sue retired last month after 20 years with the University and we welcomed Susan Taylor, who was formerly in the Office of the Provost, as the new director of programs and budgets.
We were also able to reconnect with some 40 alumni for a private tour of the National Archives in Washington. The tour was led by Stefanie Mathew, ’97, director of development for the Archives. We were delighted to learn from one of our own.
The 2011-12 Jepson Leadership Forum, “Game Changers: How Women Lead and Change the World,” also got off to a good start last month with basketball coach Vivian Stringer. Stringer shared her personal story of challenge and triumph. Her message was clear: Work hard, don’t complain and you’ll succeed.
The message is a good one. The current economic and political news presents us all with extraordinary leadership challenges. The study and practice of ethical leadership remains our focus at the Jepson School; unfolding events suggest the need for both is ever more pressing.
As we approach 20 years of teaching students for and about leadership at Jepson, we embrace that challenge.
Wishing you strength and wisdom as you confront the leadership challenges in your lives,
Sandra J. Peart
Dean, Jepson School of Leadership Studies
Iwona Kuraszko, the inaugural scholar of the Zuzana Simoniova Cmelikova Visiting Scholar Program in Leadership and Ethics, is focusing her research on sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe.
Maj. Gen. Gina Farrisee, W’78, is serving as the Jepson School’s 2011-12 leader-in-residence. She visited campus Sept. 26-27 to share her expertise and meet students.
“Coming to the University 20 years ago opened a whole new world to me in so many ways. It’s been great. I can’t imagine having spent my career anywhere else.”
Themes for 2011-12 are the Civil War, crisis communication and African economic development.
The Jepson Leadership Forum 2011-12 season highlights “Game Changers: How Women Lead and Change the World.”
An internship with a leading financial management company gave Danielle Taylor, ’13, an opportunity to diversify her undergraduate portfolio and write a business plan for a new nonprofit organization intended to help children in foster care.
From national television interviews on a fatal bus crash to articles on finding and reconnecting refugees, Burhans civic fellow Nikki Cannavo is using her communication skills to tell the American Red Cross story of leadership in times of crisis.
A connection with her Leadership and Humanities professor during the spring semester of her first year on campus led Cici Pandol, ’14, to Washington, D.C. for a summer internship.
Leading economists and students from some 19 countries gathered at the Jepson School June 24-27 for the 12th annual Summer Institute for the Preservation of the History of Economic Thought.
A summer program brought students from the American Community School in Athens to Richmond to learn about leadership, get a taste of college life and participate in study trips.
Ask Sam Kaufman, '99, University of Richmond Alumni Association (URAA) president, what makes UR special, and he can sum it up in one word: uniqueness.
When Matt Zemon, ’94, CEO of American Support, offered two Jepson students a chance to intern with his company and practice virtual leadership, Colin Sweeney and Katrina Goulden, ’12, jumped at the opportunity.
As the executive director of the Tininia Q. Cade Foundation, Camille Hammond, ’97, draws on her leadership studies background to help families realize their dream of having children. She shared her story on “The View” last month.