The Clough Colloquium was established through the generosity of Charles I. Clough ’64 and Gloria L. Clough, MDiv’90, MS’96. Chuck’s vision for the Colloquium was to introduce members of the BC Community to persons of high ethical standards who had become leaders in their respective fields. Through these speaking programs students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff would be exposed to first-hand knowledge of what it means to truly lead. Our goal is to offer these opportunities twice yearly, pulling leaders from all fields and backgrounds. Prominent Clough Colloquium guests have included Gov. Jon Hunstman and Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of Too Big to Fail.
Leadership in the Commonwealth: Making Boston Stronger
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Deval L. Patrick
Governor of Massachusetts
Governor Patrick is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Law School. After clerking for a federal judge, he led a successful career in the private sector as an attorney and business executive, rising to senior executive positions at Texaco and Coca-Cola. In 1994, President Clinton appointed Patrick as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, the nation's top civil rights post.
Deval Patrick has served as Governor of Massachusetts since 2007.
Former Mayor of Boston
Elected five times as Mayor of Boston and five times as a City Councilor from Hyde Park, Thomas Menino has spent a lifetime building a better Boston for residents and businesses. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston with a degree in community planning, Mayor Menino is now Co-Director of the Initiative on Cities (IoC) at Boston University. Mayor Menino and his wife, the former Angela Faletra, have two children, Susan and Thomas, Jr. and six grandchildren.
40th Police Commissioner of Boston
Edward F. Davis is the 40th Police Commissioner of the City of Boston. He was sworn in by Mayor Menino on December 4th, 2006, and stepped down in November 2013 after seven successful years as commissioner. As Boston Police Commissioner, Davis recommitted community policing and combined it with predictive policing helping to reduce gang violence. He was also the recipient of the prestigious NIJ Pickett Fellowship and attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Program for Senior Government Executives at Harvard University.
CNN Chief National Correspondent
King is a native of Boston and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism, as well as an honorary doctorate, from the University of Rhode Island. He is an award-winning journalist whose career spans more than three decades, while reporting from all 50 states and from international locations. King joined CNN in May 1997 and became chief national correspondent in April 2005. He served as CNN’s senior White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005, and is currently the host of CNN's Inside Politics.
Dr. Francis Collins
National Institutes of Health
"The Language of God"
WorldCom Whistle Blower
2002 Time Person of the Year