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The Student Activities Office and Reid Campus Center host a monthly program designed to engage Whitman College students in conversations and reflection on the practice of leadership. The "Looking@Leadership" series brings local leaders from a variety of industries to campus for an intimate lunch and dialogue with 10-12 students. Our goal is to give students the opportunity to hear stories of leadership in practice, a "case study" model for learning about the variety of ways leadership is developed, practiced, and executed.

Spring 2017 Schedule

February 1  Brian Hunt    Editor & Publisher of Walla Walla Union-Bulletin       RSVP
March 1 Alzada Tipton Provost, Whitman College RSVP
May 3 Wade Smith Superintendent, Walla Walla Public Schools RSVP

Fall 2016 Schedule

September 14    Mary Campbell     Executive Director of Walla Walla Community Council        RSVP
October 12 Janet Davis Associate Professor of Computer Science, Whitman College   RSVP
November 2         Steve Hammond '79 Whitman College Trustee and former Deputy Associate Director for the U.S. Geological Survey RSVP

2015-2016 Speakers - Theme: Diverse Perspectives on Leadership

September 9: Kazi Joshua, Whitman College Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
October 14: Justin Quaempts, Board of Trustee Member, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
November 10: Kathy Murray, Whitman College President
December 9: Mariela Rosas, Educational Programs Superviosr, Farm Labor Homes

February 10: Vince Ruzicka, Assistant Director of Student Activities, Walla Walla Community College
March 9: Danielle Garbe '97, CEO, Sherwood Trust
May 4: Mira Gobel, Pioneer Middle School Principal

2014-2015 Speakers - Theme: Women in Non-Traditional Roles

October 8: Katie Biagi, General Manager of the Walla Walla Sweets
November 5: Janice Abraham, CEO of United Educators Insurance & Whitman Trustee
November 12: Megan Clubb, CEO of Baker Boyer Bank & Whitman Trustee
December 10: Margie McGill, Project Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers

February 11: Ashley Trout, Head Wine Maker, Flying Trout Winery
March 11: Leah Wilson-Velasco, CEO of Walla Walla Symphony
April 8: Jessica Gilmore, Dean of Business, Entrepreneurial Programs, and Extended Learning, WW Community College
May 6: Maureen Walsh, Washington State Representative for the 16th District