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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.

Fall 2017 Schedule - Coming Soon!

October 4 Andrew Rodriguez  Director of Commitment to Community RSVP
November 1 TBD RSVP
December 6 TBD RSVP

2016-2017 Speakers

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

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

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