A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of the Jepson School
From the Dean
The Jepson School opened its doors in 1992. This year, we are celebrating the accomplishments of the past two decades and looking ahead to the future.
We were fortunate to have Bob and Alice Jepson, whose vision and generous gift enabled the creation of the School, come to campus in September. Their visit took place the same week the School opened 20 years ago and was the first of several events we have planned in honor of the 20th anniversary.
The Jepson Leadership Forum, which we are calling “Groundbreakers,” is off to a good start, and the Jepson Alumni Corps, chaired by Greg Efthimiou, ’99, and Allison Marsh Bogdanovic, ’01, is hard at work on several initiatives. The School will admit its 21st class during Prelude, our formal induction ceremony.
I’m proud to say that we have done much during the past two decades to enhance the understanding of leadership and to create citizens who know how to take an active role in society. Even as we celebrate 20 years, though, we know one thing for sure.
We’re just getting started.
Sandra J. Peart
Dean, Jepson School of Leadership Studies
University of Richmond
The University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies has changed the landscape in leadership studies education.
A new program helps students explain leadership studies to prospective employers.
The series opens Oct. 19 with a talk by Emily Chamlee-Wright on “Expectations of Government’s Intent and Government’s Capacity to Do Good.”
TIME Magazine columnist and bestselling author Joe Klein will open the 2012-13 Jepson Leadership Forum Sept. 19, 7 p.m. The 2012-13 Forum season highlights Groundbreakers: People, Ideas, and Innovations That Changed the World."
Entering first-year students explored bad leadership through the world of Harry Potter in a Roadmap short course.
An internship in Tanzania gives Lindsay Hudson, ’14, a chance to experience and practice leadership and healthcare in a different culture.
A political theorist, historian, philosopher and management expert join the Jepson School this fall as full-time members of the faculty.
Dr. Tom Wren, a renowned historian, dedicated teacher and inaugural faculty member of the Jepson School, is retiring after the fall semester.
"My Jepson experience has given me a strong respect for what it means to be a servant leader regardless of the outside pressures or situation."
"My Jepson education pushed me to view the world through a lens that prioritizes justice, fairness and leadership, and that colors the way that I interact with others in any situation."
"My Jepson degree has served to instill in me a sense of responsibility for commitment to the success of my teams, companies and institutions. I cannot sit idly by on the sidelines while others carry the burden. Also, it has given me perspective on my own strengths as a leader and how to effectively apply them."
"I can say with complete certainty that I would not be where I am today without the incredible foundation of a degree in leadership studies. My Jepson School experience has opened doors for me at every turn."
"The Jepson principles of service to society, social justice and leadership development are lived out every day here. Group dynamics, ethics and situational leadership regularly come into play as we collaborate and partner with various individuals and entities."