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Fall 2016

On May 4, 2016, the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics marked the 10-year anniversary of its launch. Made possible by a generous gift from Robert ’60 and Judy Winston, the Winston Center has developed a community for scholars, practitioners, and students focused on teaching and learning about global and interdisciplinary perspectives on leadership and ethics in business and society.

As we embark on a new decade of programming, the Winston Center will continue its commitment to prepare our students to lead and be global citizens by providing opportunities that will expose them to programs, people, and topics that offer diversity of thought and perspective. We look forward to seeing you at our events this year, and we thank you for being part of our journey.

Jose Antonio Vargas

Chambers Lecture Series: The Face of the Undocumented Immigrant

How do you bring to life the story of people who have been hidden and silent? It was the story that Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, wanted to tell. At the spring Chambers Lecture Series, Vargas spoke about the plight of the undocumented immigrant in America. He began by recalling the question he asked himself in 2011, how can one be a journalist committed to writing about the truth when you are living your life as a fraud? Continue reading about Jose Antonio Vargas. »

Program Highlights


U.S. Humanitarian Speaks of Imprisonment in Cuba

Alan Gross

Alan Gross, an American humanitarian activist imprisoned by the Cuban government for five years, was the spring’s Clough Colloquium featured speaker. Gross went to Cuba as a communications contractor to install technology and train the Cuban people on using it. The Cuban government charged this work was contra-Cuban, threatening the integrity and independence of the state. After his arrest and a two-day trial, Gross was sentenced to 15 years in a maximum-security facility. Continue reading about Alan Gross’s visit to Boston College »


Leading with Emotion

Dr. Annie McKee

The Brennan Symposium featured author and emotional intelligence expert Dr. Annie McKee. McKee’s workshop examined the understanding and application of emotions which lead to results that are in the best interest and good of self and the team. McKee began by suggesting that the methods and practices of leadership defined by Frederick Winston Taylor, the father of scientific management, whose approach to work was dictated by the industrial era and focused on quantifiable input and results, does not work well unabetted in today’s business environment. Continue reading about Dr. McKee’s visit to Boston College »


In the spring, the Winston Center collaborated with the Boston College Women’s Summit: OWN IT on a panel discussion moderated by Amy LaCombe which featured Laura Gentile, MBA ’96 and Dr. Jen Welter ’00. Collaborations with WeRunBC and Share Your Sport featured marathon runner Meb Keflezighi; and with the Political Science department and the International Studies program former CIA spy and BC alumnus Bill Plunkert ’68. Continue reading about the Winston Center’s spring collaborations »


This spring’s Lunch with a Leader series featured Nancy Erba, former vice president of Seagate Technology, Sean Donohue ’83, CEO of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and Robert J. Morrissey, Esq. ’60, senior partner, Morrissey, Hawkins & Lynch and the benefactor of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. Continue reading about the series and the speakers from this past semester »


Robert J. Morrissey, Esq. ’60

Senior Partner, Morrissey, Hawkins & Lynch

Senior partner of the law firm Morrissey, Hawkins & Lynch and Boston College alumnus, Robert J. Morrissey was the Center's final Lunch with a Leader speaker this spring. Morrissey talked about the value of relationships and the opportunities and success that are derived from those relationships. Continue reading about the spring 2016 speakers and Robert Morrissey’s advice to students »

Jenks Leadership Program Update

In January, Student Directors Siobhan Burke ’16 and Thomas Yorke ’16 attended the 2016 Leadership Conference at the United States Naval Academy. The conference, titled “Referent Leadership: Cultivating Relationships,” featured speakers who addressed the importance of and challenges in creating and nurturing organizational cultures of diversity.

The Jenks Class of 2016 projects included StandUp for a Cause, a comedy show fundraiser that benefited Prevent Child Abuse America; the Franciscans Field Day, which featured activities with pediatric patients at the Franciscan Hospital for Children; the St. Columbkille Olympics, a coaching and mentoring initiative with St. Columbkille Partnership School; and Spring Cleaning: Clothing Drive, which benefited the St. Francis House for the homeless. Continue reading about the 2016 Jenks Leadership Program Service Projects »

Jenks Class of 2018 Application Deadline is Friday, September 23, 2016

Winston Center Research News

Winston Center Research Director Mary Ann Glynn was invited to join the newly formed Management and Labor Group (Behavioral Science and Policy Association) for the White House Social and Behavioral Science Team. The team reviewed the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, administered over more than 80 federal agencies, and recommended evidence-based interventions that could address several management and labor needs. Their paper will appear in Behavioral Science & Policy, and will focus on improving employee well-being and, agency productivity and performance while being more effective and efficient for the taxpayer. Continue reading about the latest Winston Center research »