Walsh is President Emerita of Wellesley College and a thought leader in higher education
Friday, April 12, 2013
A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Walsh writes, speaks and consults on higher education and leadership. She will speak on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Sherrill Library Room 350 on Lesley’s Brattle Campus, 99 Brattle Street, Cambridge.
Her talk at Lesley will address the intersections of mindfulness and leadership in the context of higher education and the field of human services.
“Diana Chapman Walsh is one of the exemplary academic leaders of our time who challenges us to examine the life giving potency of trustworthy leadership and its role in higher education,” said Dr. Catherine Koverola, Dean of Lesley’s Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences.
The Sonnabend Lecture honors the memory of Elsa Sonnabend, former Chair of the Lesley University Board of Trustees. The Sonnabend Lecture brings to Lesley’s campus distinguished practitioners in the field of human services to work with Lesley’s students and faculty and enrich the academic community.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please find more information and RSVP by clicking here.
Before assuming the Wellesley presidency, Walsh was Norman Professor and chair of Health and Social Behavior at the Harvard School of Public Health, and prior to that, she was a University Professor at Boston University.
During her tenure as twelfth President of Wellesley College, from 1993 to 2007, Walsh established a distinctive style of reflective leadership rooted in a network of resilient partnerships and anchored in the belief that trustworthy leadership starts from within.
Today, Walsh serves on the governing boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Broad Institute, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the Mind and Life Institute, as well as on national advisory boards. She was a director of the State Street Corporation (1999-2007) and is a trustee emerita of Amherst College, having served on the board from 1998-2010.
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