2019 Leadership Summit

Thursday, October 24, 2019


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Join Us in Dialogue about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the 2019 Leadership Summit

At Villanova, we work to live the mission of the University by employing the Augustinian values of Veritas, Unitas and Caritas as we come together in community to learn and work.

The 2019 Leadership Summit will explore how, as Villanovans, we can live our Catholic mission more fully by fostering a sense of welcome, belonging and inclusion for all people in our workplaces, in our communities and in our daily lives.

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019 
Time: 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
Location: Villanova University 


Presenting Sponsor


Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce Wes Moore as our Keynote Speaker for this all-day personal and professional development event. Moore is the CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. He is a bestselling author, a combat veteran, and a social entrepreneur. Moore previously spoke on campus in 2014 when his book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, was selected for the One Book Villanova program. The Villanova community is delighted to welcome him back!



Become a Sponsor

Help us present a day of dynamic programming as we come together in community to learn and work. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Julie Morrison at julie.morrison@villanova.edu or register as a sponsor by clicking here

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    For Leadership Summit details at your fingertips, download the Villanova Alumni Events Guide (VU Events) app, version 1.5. The 2019 Leadership Summit event will be live in the app in late September.

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    About the Leadership Summit 

    The Leadership Summit is a biennial event, hosted by the Villanova University Alumni Association, that provides day-long programming to support the ongoing intellectual, social, spiritual, personal and professional development of the Villanova community. Through the University’s uniquely Augustinian Catholic lens, this signature event educates and empowers attendees to confront today’s most pressing issues—from Collaboration and Innovation in Healthcare (2015) to Women Igniting Change (2017).

    Thank you to the members of our advisory group for their hard work and dedication.


    • Teresa Nance, PhD – Office of Diversity and Inclusion
    • Teresa Boyer, EdD, ’95 – Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership
    • The Rev. Francis Chambers, OSA, ’73, ’77 MA – Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    • Terrill Drake – Villanova School of Business
    • Edward Fierros, PhD – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Malcolm Grace – Villanova Athletics
    • Kevin Grubb – University Career Center
    • Hezekiah Lewis ’99, ’02 MA – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Co-Chair)


    • Tracy Brala ’90
    • Stephanie Lim Capello ’97
    • Katie Kokol ’05, ’06 MS
    • Christine Kraninger ’93 (Co-Chair)
    • Nancy Lane '87
    • Kristina Ruiz-Mesa, PhD, ’05, '07 MA
    • Darla Wolfe '06 EMBA

    We also want to recognize the Alumni Association Board of Directors for their continued support of the Leadership Summit program.

    • Nancy Lane 87 – President
    • Joe Lamack ’87 – President-Elect
    • Terry Delaney ’83 – Immediate Past President
    • Lynn Albers ’85
    • Kerry Bruggemann ’06
    • Stephanie Lim Capello ’97
    • The Rev. Francis Chambers, OSA, ’73, ’77 MA
    • Kevin Curley II ’09
    • Greta Gilbode ’02
    • Emily Hughes ’11, ’12 MA
    • Terese Kartholl ’05
    • Katie Kokol ’05, ’06 MS
    • Christine Kraninger ’93
    • Hezekiah Lewis ’99, ’02 MA 
    • Patti May ’77
    • Brian Muscarella ’90
    • Jerry Petry ’72
    • Jack Pund ’78, ’03 MBA, ’09 LLM
    • Jerry Quinn ’87
    • Jon Williams ’03
    • Darla Wolfe '06 EMBA

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