April 27, 2006 • Volume 14 Number 16
Pulitzer Winner McCullough to Speak on Leadership
Award-winning historian and author David McCullough will be the keynote speaker at the formal inauguration of the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics at the Carroll School of Management next Thursday, May 4, at 4 p.m. in Robsham Theater.
McCullough - twice winner of the National Book Award, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of nationally-noted books including John Adams, Truman and 1776 - will speak on "Leadership Lessons from American History."
"David McCullough is an intellectual powerhouse," said CSOM Dean Andy Boynton. "Leadership is enduring. He brings to us an ability to take lessons from history and put them into concrete, practical terms in an exciting, interesting and provocative way about leadership and ethics."
McCullough's appearance headlines a day-long program that will include a talk by Boynton for student leaders as part of the Winston Center's Chambers Lecture Series.
The Winston Center brings distinguished figures from business and other fields to Boston College for a lecture and colloquia series, private executive training sessions, and other initiatives. McCullough's speech is the first event of the center's Clough Colloquium series.
The Winston Center has been endowed with a principal gift from Los Angeles businessman Robert L. Winston, a retired senior vice president of American Fund Distributors. A 1960 alumnus of BC, Winston worked closely with Boynton to create a center dedicated to advancing knowledge about best practices in leadership and ethics topics.
A gift from Norman A. Chambers '82 and Monever A. Chambers established the Chambers Lecture Series while a gift from Charles I. Clough, Jr. '64 and Gloria L. Clough, MS '96 established the Clough Colloquium.
Thursday's McCullough event is free and open to the public although tickets are required. These are available through the Robsham Theater box office, ext. 2-4002.
-Reid Oslin •