Community of Scholars Day Opening ReceptionGallery Tours and Curator TalksLunder Arts Center, 1801 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MACommunity of Scholars Day Opening Reception RSVP »
Community of Scholars DayCelebrating Scholarship: Social Justice, Diversity, and Inclusivity University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MACommunity of Scholars Day RSVP »
The Inauguration of Jeff A. Weiss, J.D. as the sixth president of the UniversityFirst Church of Cambridge, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MAReception to follow at noonWashburn Commons, Lesley University Brattle Campus, 10 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MAInauguration Ceremony RSVP »
Community of Scholars Day (COS) is an all-day conference honoring inquiry, research, creative activity, and scholarship at Lesley University. All members of our community are invited to participate in an exhibition of the impressive scholarship that is currently being performed by the Lesley University community. This year, it will be a companion event to the Inauguration. Read more »
The use of public transportation is strongly encouraged.
Inauguration ceremony general public parking will be available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage at the intersection of Everett and Oxford Street in Cambridge. Shuttles to and from the inauguration ceremony location will be available for guests. Parking is limited.
The Sheraton Commander The Charles Hotel The Harvard Square Hotel The Mary Prentiss Inn
On July 1, 2016, Jeff A. Weiss became the sixth president of Lesley University. Prior to joining Lesley, President Weiss was a partner at Vantage Partners, an internationally recognized consulting firm, of which he was a co-founder. Over close to 20 years at Vantage, he co-led the Alliance Practice and built and ran both its IT and its Healthcare industry practices. His work focused on helping leading organizations around the world improve how they structure and manage strategic partnerships, negotiate complex transactions, manage change, drive innovation, and engage in shared decision-making.
Before founding Vantage, President Weiss was a partner at Conflict Management, Inc., and helped found Conflict Management Group (now part of Mercy Corps), a not-for-profit that works with governmental and community leaders to resolve international conflict and effect social change. His work in these organizations had roots in the Harvard Negotiation Project, of which he was a member while studying at Harvard Law School.President Weiss has written extensively on enabling effective internal collaboration, external partnering, multi-party alignment to drive change, and negotiation. He is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and is most recently the author of the HBR Guide to Negotiating. He is presently working on a new book on leadership.
President Weiss was a long-time Adjunct Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where he taught extensively in the MBA program and the Master of Health Care Delivery Science program. In addition, he served for over a decade as an Adjunct Professor at the United States Military Academy, and was a co-founder and co-director of the West Point Negotiation Project. President Weiss was awarded West Point's 2010 Apgar Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is also the recipient of the Department of the Army's Commander's Award for Civilian Service and a recipient of the Department of the Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Medal.He holds an A.B. in government from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is married to Gerri B. Weiss, a nurse practitioner, who holds an A.B. in economics from Smith College, a J.D. and MBA from Boston University, and a MSN from the Mass General Institute of Health Professions. They are the parents of two adult sons, Sam and Alec.
Explore the evolution of Lesley University over the years through the lens of Presidential Leadership. Read more »
Amy Rutstein-Riley, Co-chair, Dean of Faculty Social SciencesJanis Martinson, Co-chair, Vice President of Institutional AdvancementHedi Benaicha, Dean of University LibrariesElizabeth Cantrell, Clerk, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement Elizabeth Galvin, Coordinator of Advancement EventsNancy Galvin, Associate Dean, Residence LifeErik Gullard, Senior Assistant Director, Undergraduate AdmissionsBeth Harrington, Director of Advancement Communications, alumnaMaryPat Lohse, VP for Strategy & Implementation, Office of the President Amanda McGregor, Assistant Director of CommunicationsMichael Mercurio, Executive Assistant to Dean of University LibrariesCarol Moriarty, Board of Trustees, alumnaCarol O’Regan, Alumni Council, alumnaDaniel Page, Director of Constituent RelationsAllene Pierson, Board of Trustees, alumnaDeborah Raizes, Chair Board of Trustees, alumnaBailey Ray, Lead Editor, Online Content & Messaging, University CouncilLoring Stevens, Board of Trustees, Cambridge residentJeremy Thompson, Assistant Vice President for MarketingErnst Vanbergeijk, Threshold Program DirectorTyler Wright, Undergraduate Student
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March 23-25, 2017
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