The Friends of Lesley is a group of influential alumni and community leaders who share our passion for education.
The Friends of Lesley is comprised of local and national education and business leaders, Lesley alumni and other friends. The group includes individuals who care about education and recognize its centrality to individual opportunity, economic growth, community development and democratic principles.
The University hosts two meetings each year, fall and spring. The group receives an update about the University and engages in dialogue with a compelling speaker on a current, important issue related to Lesley University and the diverse communities it serves. Articles and videos of previous speakers are below.
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Friends of Lesley Upcoming Meetings
Friends of Lesley Meeting with Dr. Diane Ravitch – May 2011
Friends of Lesley Meeting with Dr. Robert Zemsky – October 2011
Friends of Lesley Meeting with Dr. Todd Rose – April 2012
Friends of Lesley Meeting with Kati Haycock - October 2012 Friends of Lesley Meeting with MA Commissioners of Education - May 2013
Friends of Lesley Meeting with Ellen Zane - October 2013
Friends of Lesley Meeting with Donald Heller - February 2014
Friends of Lesley Meeting with George Packer - October 2014
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