About the Winston Center

The Center, founded in the spring of 2006, was made possible by the generosity of Bob '60 and Judy Winston.


In accordance with the Mission of Boston College, the Winston Center:

Offers our students development and leadership opportunities for personal and ethical formation in order to prepare them for leadership in a global society.

Encourages faculty research and scholarship that draws from a variety of intellectual orientations, helping students and alumni to understand and assess the most important societal needs.

Provides unique opportunities for continued dialogue with speakers who have a proven ethical background and penchant for leadership in their respective fields.


Speaker Series

A robust set of live programs allows The Winston Center to put the Boston College community in touch with prominent speakers in the areas of leadership and ethics.

Student Leadership and Development Opportunities

Housed under the umbrella of the Winston Center, the Jenks Leadership Program is the preeminent student development program at Boston College. With foundations rooted in servant leadership, the program focuses on the development of well-rounded students to aid in the creation of a vibrant community at Boston College. Jenks strives to promote growth of its student participants while delivering important service throughout the duration of the program.

Winston Center events are supported by the Winston Ambassadors, an integral group of 20 Boston College student leaders, charged with promoting the Center’s mission by encouraging the Jesuit ideal of the whole person to a diverse audience.

The Winston Center awards a limited number of ad hoc grants to undergraduate students for work related to the Center’s mission.


The Center promotes faculty research and scholarship through the efforts of its associated faculty. Winston Fellows, visiting scholars, and research events enable the Center to reach across broad academic divisions, thus expanding how we understand both leadership and ethics.

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